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USA, White Blend, Little Black Dress, “Divalicious White,” Mendocino, California, 2011

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White blend of: 65% Pinot Grigio, 18% Muscat, 8% Chardonnay, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% White Riesling, and 2% Viognier. N/ Sweet, steamed hay. White rose petals, honeysuckle, and thin wafts of petrol. Chamomile. T/ Medium-full mouth feel. She begins with soft pink grapefruit blast, a medium thick coating of glycerol, and flavors of steeped hay. While […]

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USA, Franciscan, White Blend (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat), Equilibrium, Napa Valley, California, 2012

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A white blend of: 72% sauvignon blanc, 17% chardonnay, and 11% muscat. N/ Crushed river rock dust sprinkled over crisp, fresh yellow hay. Green melons, pear juice, white flowers, and yellow tropicals dance on on bit of lime. Crushed oyster shells. A touch of powdered sugar. Absolutely delightful. Wow, I love this nose. T/ Medium mouthfeel. […]

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France, Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains, Saint Jean de Minervois, Les Petite Grains, Vignernons de la Mediterranee, Languedoc-Roussillon

N/ Orange and triple sec. Yeasty apricot. Touch of crushed flint. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium high glycerol coating. Clean apricot and peach juice. White pear reduction sauce. Hints of stewed lychee. The acid presence is nicely balanced the generous fruits, but needs even a bit more. Her finish is nice and mineral-kissed, with just a […]

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USA, Chardonnay (with supporting cast), Vin Parfait, California, 2009

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White Blend of: 95% Chardonnay, 3% Riesling, and 2% Muscat. N / Another unmistakeable California-signature chard nose with butter bath, thick oaks, vanilla, and butterscotch. Trying to compete with such is a slight minerality, stewed hay, and rope – all in a nice way. Nose rating = Good  = 81 / 82 T / Medium-full […]

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USA, Moscato (White Blend of), Mondavi, Woodbridge, Lodi, California, 2010

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A white blend of: 40% Muscat Canelli, 34% Muscat Orange, 10% Muscat Alexander, 8% Gewürztraminer, and 8% “aromatic white varietals”. N/ Fresh rain, fresh cream, caramelized green apple, round minerality. Cotton candy. T/ Full mouthfeel. Sweet, dripping ripe and caramelized yellows. Soft, confectionery laden, stewed hay. Winemaker = Todd Ziemann http://www.robertmondavi.com/woodbridge Price = $7.99 Rating = […]

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Australia, Muscat, Dessert Wine, Yalumba, Museum Reserve

N/ Ludicrously ripe figs stewed in raisin juice. Soaked, old cedar. T/ Full mouthfeel. Thick, full-blown nectar ICBM. Canned peach explosion. Not elegant, but massively flavor packed. Retail  = $12.69 at CostCo Very Good. 85 Note: Much improved by adding 20 percent water…. Very Good+. 89

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USA, Muscat (Canelli), Castello di Amorosa, Il Raggio del Sole, 2009

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N/ Big and deep florals, honeysuckle, freshly steamed shellfish. T/ Full mouthfeel. Nice fizz intermixed with medium-high acid pop. Sweet, but not cloying. Ripe, clean peach juice. Not too complex, but absolutely gulpable and pleasing. This will absolutely be a crowd-pleaser – before or, especially, after meals. Retail = $28. I would have loved to see […]

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