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Galicia Mare Tămâioasă Românească 2016

Galicia Mare Tămâioasă Românească 2016

On the day we visited Galicia Mare, the winery still under construction, it was frigidly cold-wind whipped, we huddled around a table just inside the barrel aging room, the doors left open the afternoon sunlight to filter in. It was difficult to taste at these temperatures, this bottle-Tămâioasă Românească or Romanian Muscatel, glinted pale gold and like a long-lost distant cousin, exuded Muscat family personality and charm. Dried chamomile, honey, wet straw, barley flour, pear, musk melon, and diffuse sweetness. Támâioasă Românească has been cultivated in Romania for at least two millennia. sample Vinul him Dinescu 8.9 Points...

Murrieta's Well The Whip White Blend 2015

Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2015

"Murietta's Well is a partnership between Philip Wente and Sergio Traverso, the two revitalized the estate and gravity flow winery in 1990 and released The Spur and The Whip in 2010 to commemorate the winery's 20th anniversary. A blend of 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillon, 21% Chardonnay, and 12% Orange Muscat, the 2015 Whip is a veritable fruit salad mélange of dried pineapple, cling peaches, bruised pear, lemon verbena, with a dusting of baking spice. Round and glycerol-laden in the mouth without too much weight, the core is sweet, yet balanced with layers of orchard fruit, toasted coconut, and mandarin orange. 13.5% ABV | Sample Murrieta’s Well 9.0 Points...

Ferraton Pere & Fils Côtes du Rhône Samorëns Blanc 2016

Ferraton Pere & Fils Côtes du Rhône Samorëns Blanc 2016

A winsome blend of 60% White Grenache and 40% Clairette grown in clay lime soils, the 2016 Ferraton Pere & Fils Côtes du Rhône Samorëns Blanc has a subtle nose of pear and dried yellow apple, followed by a lilting top note of jasmine. It's soft on entry, with flavors that match the nose, save for a suggestion of lees and lemon zest that wends its way through to a long, mouthwatering finish. Biodynamically-farmed. 13.5% ABV | Sample Ferraton Pere & Fils 8.9 Points ...

Prophecy Pinot Grigio 2016

Prophecy Pinot Grigio 2016

The color of pale green straw, like fresh alfalfa, the sort I used to buy for my sheep (when I had sheep, but that was a lifetime ago) the 2016 Prophecy Pinot Grigio is deliciously, lightly herbaceous, with wafting aromas of green apple and pear, and a twist of lemon zest. It's easy drinking, turning from orchard fruit to more tropical tones on the palate—underripe pineapple, star fruit, and glimmering minerality and fine persistence on the finish. 12.5% ABV | Sample Prophecy Wines 8.9 Points...

Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Thoughts turn gently to spring. Prophecy's 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc hits all the right notes, with layered aromas of freshly cut grass, pine resin, white grapefruit pith, and lime zest. It's quite fresh and refreshing on the palate with plenty of acidic lift. Minerality emerges at the tail end of the finish, adding depth to an underlying vein of white grapefruit and star fruit. Rather lovely. 12.5% ​​ABV | Sample Prophecy Wines 9.0 Points...

Troon Riesling Whole Grape Ferment 2016

Troon Riesling Whole Grape Ferment 2016

Southern Oregon wines never fail to surprise me, such is the case with Troon's 2016 Whole Grape Ferment Riesling from Applegate Valley. Burnished gold in the glass, with oxidized notes—baked apple, lemon oil, grilled pineapple, almond skin, and yellow flowers. On the palate, texturally speaking skin contact is quite evident, as is the case in most orange wines. The medium-length finish is slightly herbaceous too. Crushed herbs and lemon pith. 12.0% ABV | Sample Troon Vineyard 9.1 Points ...

Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2014

Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2014

Apricot, peach pit, lemon drop, and tennis ball on the nose. Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler's 2014 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese slightly oily on the palate—this is, in my view a positive descriptor, held in check by an swirling undercurrent acidity that keeps it in balance. That classic kerosene-tennis ball note remerges on this wine's lengthy finish, along with peach pit and green tea, a combination of flavors that lends complexity to a sensation of pleasant bitterness. 9.0% ABV | Sample Weingut Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler 9.0 Points  ...

Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Stoller's 2015 Dundee Hills Reserve Chardonnay is awash in Asian pear, lemon curd, granulated honey, and white flowers. The palate is delicate, with French oak so well integrated, it almost feels like a stainless ferment. Almost. Extended lees contact has graced this sustainably-grown Chardonnay with a silky, seamless texture that is as complex as it is lean and bright. Lots of mineral verve and palate tension that glides through to a mouthwatering finish of lemon zest and wet shell. 13.8% ABV | Sample Stoller Family Estate 9.2 Points...

Golan Heights Winery Mount Hermon White 2016

Golan Heights Winery Mount Hermon White 2016

Breezy notes of orange blossom, white peach, and Opal apples. It's crisp and fresh on the palate, with a burst of lemon-tinged acidity that promises springtime as it gracefully unwinds to a leisurely finish. Lots of drinking pleasure in this modestly-priced white blend of Muscat Canelli, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier from Galilee. 13.5% ABV | Sample Golan Heights Winery 8.8 Points...

Tendril Wine Cellars White Label Chardonnay 2014

Tendril Wine Cellars White Label Chardonnay 2014

From winemaker Tony Rynders, his 2014 White Label Chardonnay shows his skill in crafting wines with stunning precision and grace. Classic aromas of d'Anjou pear and yellow apple are rendered more complex by layers of lemon curd, pastry cream, allspice, white flowers, and toast. Aged fifteen months in 30% new French Oak, Rynders shows us Willamette Valley Chardonnay at its best, a portrait of elegance and golden luminosity—he's managed to strike a finely-tuned balance between generosity of fruit and restraint. 13.5% ABV | Sample Tendril Wine Cellars 9.2 Points...