Knights Valley Blanc 2009 . . . . . 9.79
A crazy deal here! This sells for $22 at the winery. We're offering it this month for less than ten bucks, and it is drinking great!
88/100 - Wine Spectator.
89/100 - International Wine Cellar.
88+/100 - Our score.
The Beringer Blanc is a tribute to the classic white blends of Bordeaux’s Graves AOP. The wine is dominated by Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with a touch of Chardonnay for richness and a splash of Viognier for that gorgeous aromatic intensity. The resulting blend is well-balanced with orchard and citrus fruits that are framed by subtle oak tones of toast and vanilla. A perfect accompaniment for salads, fish and lemon-pepper grilled chicken. (California)
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Crete Malvasia 2011 . . . . . 12.99
A hip white with wonderfully tangy flavor that's unlike anything you've had before. You'll be ahead of the trend when you try this one!
90/100 - Our score.
91/100 - Wine Advocate. "The 2011 Femina is Malvasia. Since I have the ‘12 in hand now, it is worth a look back at this first vintage that I saw to see how it progressed. It has held quite well. Well, ok, that’s an understatement, and it is pretty clear that this was initially underrated. It is notably better now, particularly considering how tight it was on receipt. It has come along brilliantly. A bit amber in color, it is piercing on opening, with that tightly wound, hard edged and high acid demeanor that I originally noted. Pulling it out of the fridge and sampling it quickly made it seem quite shrill. As it warmed and got closer to 60F, though, it became increasingly delicious, full bodied, aromatic and rather complex. It is a mouthful, powerful and intense—not your easy, fruity summer sipper, but a great food wine. It is more proof of the adage that people drink big whites too cold. And this is a big white. It reminded me a bit of a dry and steely Alsace Riesling (an analogy to structure and style, not flavor and aromatics, of course). Most of all, it was invigorating while increasingly expressive as it aired out. I played with this over 3 days. It never faltered, not for a moment. The combination of acidity and concentration may preserve this well, if it can avoid oxidizing. Let’s still be conservative until we get there. Drink now-2016." (Greece)
Robola of Cephalonia 2011 . . . . . 13.99
90+/100 - Our score.
90/100 - Wine Advocate. "The 2011 Robola is the unoaked version from the winery and it is very fine this year. If it doesn’t have the grandeur of the Cellar Selection (the old vines, oaked version), its very fine freshness and purity makes it a complete pleasure. Don’t get the wrong idea, though—unlike many such wines, this is rather solid in the mid-palate, always projecting a feeling of depth as well as a tasty finish. It is not a blockbuster style, but it is not just a summer weight white, either. Overall, it is lovely, mingling elegance, freshness and depth. Drink now-2016." (Greece)
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