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99 SEA MONSTER
2014 Octopussy
Central Coast $20
This is truly a stunning wine! Beautiful nose of peach, pear, red apple and apricot with hints of jasmine and citrus blossoms. Bold and aggressive on the palate, this wine offers fresh fruit flavors in a crisp, well-balanced body, leading to a very refreshing, long-lingering finish. Fabulous! (tasted 8/3/15)

99 VINA ROBLES
2013 Albarino
Huerhuero - Paso Robles $18

99 VINA ROBLES
2013 White4
Paso Robles $16

98 ALAMOS
2011 Torrontes
Salta - Argentina $13

98 GAUCHEZCO
2011 Torrontes
Argentina $14

98 CAMBRIDGE & SUNSET
2013 The Clippings
California $14
This blend of viognier (90%) and chardonnay (10%) is stunning! Beautiful nose of pineapple, kumquat, pink grapefruit and peach with hints of jasmine and citrus blossoms. Bold and aggressive on the palate, this wine offers fresh fruit flavors in a crisp, well-balanced body, leading to a very refreshing, long-lingering finish.

98 HOOK & LADDER
2010 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer
Estate Bottled - Russian River Valley $24/375ml

98 LO NUEVO
2011 Albarino
Covello; Rias Baixas - Spain $15

98 LO NUEVO
2011 Verdeho
Lunares; Old Vines - Rueda - Spain $10

98 MARTIN CODAX
2011 Albarino
Spain $15

98 ROBLAR
2013 Semillon
Santa Ynez Valley $20
Very pretty aromas of fig, citrus, apricot and honey, with light floral notes lingering above. Very true to the varietal, this is a fresh, crisp, clean wine with great flavors and a beautifully-long, lingering finish. For those who want a true Semillon, not one masquerading as a sauvignon blanc. (tasted 3/28/15)

98 WISE VILLA WINERY
2015 Midnight Delight
Sierra Foothills $29.27
(tasted 3/15/16)

97 CHATOM VINEYARDS
2013 Semillon
Calaveras County $20
(tasted 2/3/15)

97 EHRET
2012 White Meritage
Knights Valley - Sonoma County $18

97 FRIENDS.WHITE
2015 White Wine
Sonoma County $12
(tasted 3/11/16)

97 KUMBAYA
2012 White Wine Blend
California $9
(tasted 3/15/15)

97 LA FOLIA
2014 Fiano
Sierra Foothills $28
(tasted 10/25/15)

97 ROBLAR
2012 O Pescador
White Wine - Dry Creek Vineyard $20
Hereís a wine hard to define because itís a blend of different varietals. What we can say is itís wonderfully-balanced, with pretty citrus, pear and white peach flavors in a sort of floral spicy fog. As the fog lifts it leaves a crisp, clean, refreshing palate with great flavors and a nice, long, lingering finish. Gotta try it! (tasted 3/28/15)

97 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS
2010 Chenin Blanc/Viognier
Amador County $14
Pretty nose of stone fruit, pear, candied apple and nice spicy floral notes. On the palate, this interesting blend is well balanced, crisp, clean and very refreshing with just enough oak to round out the long, lingering finish.

97 SIXPENCE
2016 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
South Africa $10
(tasted 3/1/17)

97 VINA ROBLES
2011 White4
Paso Robles $16

97 WISE VILLA WINERY
2013 Torrontes
Alta Mesa $29.27
Beautiful pineapple, orange, melon, grapefruit, and citrus blossom on the nose, with just a thread of mineral dust. On the palate, great balance and flavors. This is a delightful example of this varietal, showcasing fresh tropical and citrus fruit flavors leading to a long, lingering finish.

96 ARAGUS
2015 Blanco
Campo de Borja - Spain $10
(tasted 3/23/17)

96 BODEGAS CARE
2014 Macabeo/Chardonnay
White Wine - Spain $11
(tasted 1/31/16)

96 LA YUNTA
2014 Torrontes
Famatina Valley; La Rioja - Argentina $10
(tasted 6/28/15)

96 LOCA
2013 Verdeho
Spain $12
Pretty aromas of melon, lemon/lime, pear, lychee and citrus blossoms. Well-balanced, crisp, clean and very refreshing, this is a beautiful wine with forward fruit and a long, lingering finish.

96 MICHEL-SCHLUMBERGER
2013 Pinot Blanc
La Bise - Dry Creek Valley $20
Think of a very fruit-forward chardonnay thatís a bit more reserved and this is it. Very pretty tropical fruit, peach and pear flavors in a crisp, clean, refreshing wine, with a nice, long, lingering finish. (tasted 3/28/15)

96 NGUMU
2013 Chenin Blanc
Western Cape - South Africa $15
Inviting aromas of tropical fruit, peach and pear with whiffs of light floral elements. Nicely balanced, well-structured, this wine has great mouthfeel all the way through the fresh, lingering finish.

96 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS
2012 Verdelho
California $14
Really pretty nose of apples, peach, pear, apricots, citrus blossoms and honey, with light touches of white licorice and oak. Crisp, clean and refreshing on the palate, this is a well-balanced wine with fresh fruit flavors leading to a nice, long, lingering finish.

96 WISE VILLA WINERY
2012 Midnight Delight
Sierra Foothills $29.27
This is an interesting blend of chardonnay and muscat. You get the fresh pear, apple and tropical fruit of the chardonnay, balanced nicely with the apricot, peach and lychee from the Muscat, all leading to a finish that produces hints of coconut. Very interesting.

95 CHATOM VINEYARDS
2012 Semillon
Calaveras County $16

95 KENNEDY SHAH
2013 Auntie Meredith's Picnic Blend
Columbia Valley $14
(tasted 1/14/16)

95 FRIENDS.WHITE
2012 White Wine
Sonoma County $12
Pretty aromas of passion fruit, honeydew melon, citrus, apricot and orange, with complements of floral spices and lychee. Very viognier-like, with fresh fruit flavors swimming in floral spices and lychee, leading to a wonderful, long, lingering finish.

95 RAW BAR
2015 Vinho Verde
Portugal $10
(tasted 11/1/16)

95 WISE VILLA WINERY
2014 Torrontes
Lodi $32.27
Almost a New Zealand-like nose of mango, lemon/lime, pear, peach and apricot, with light floral notes. The palate, however, is more like a cross between Riesling and gewŁrztraminer, with fresh, spicy fruit flavors in a well-balanced body, leading to a wonderful long lingering finish. (tasted 4/15/15)

94 APOTHIC WHITE
2011 Winemaker's Blend
California $14

94 ABADIA DE SAN CAMPIO
2009 Albarino
Rias Baixas - Spain $20

94 CONTEMPO
NV Tango
Spain $10

94 SOL ROUGE
2010 Gypsy Blanc
Lake County $28

94 VANESA
2012 Viura-Verdejo
Spain $7

93 TERRAS GAUDA
2009 O Rosal
Rias Baixas - Spain $24

93 VILLA TOSCANO
2015 White Barbera
Shenandoah Valley $26
(tasted 6/25/16)

92 CABLE CAR
NV White Wine
California $10

92 INSATIABLE
NV White Wine
California $10

92 TETE DU RHONE
2013 Cotes du Rhone
France $12
Peach, pear, pineapple and kiwi fruit, with light mineral and dust notes. This wine starts off nicely, with fresh fruit leading, becomes a bit shy in the middle, then catches up on the lingering finish.

92 THE WINERY SF
2009 Love Child
White Wine - North Coast $25

92 VILLA TOSCANO
2013 White Barbera
California $14

92 WISE VILLA WINERY
2014 Midnight Delight
California $24.99
This is an interesting blend of muscat and chardonnay. You get each varietalís classic aromas and flavors, with a sweet fruit component that makes the wine taste sweet but is actually almost dry. Pretty floral elements accompany the fresh fruit, and the finish leaves you wanting more and more. (tasted 4/15/15)

91 CONTEMPO
NV Moscato
California $10

90 JELLYBEAN
2011 Moscato Rose
Strawberry Parfait - Italy $10

90 WISE VILLA WINERY
2013 Wisdom Of Wise
Sierra Foothills $31.37
A pretty nose of fresh tropical and stone fruit, with floral notes and light spice. A nice balance of fruit and oak, this wine is a bit sticky on the palate. The fruit and floral elements feel constrained within a tight body. Time should smooth this wine out. (tasted 4/15/15)

90 WYOU
2014 Vinho Verde
DOC - Portugal $10
Pretty whiffs of citrus blossoms, tart apples, peach, green pear, and touches of honey and chalk dust. On the palate this is a well-balanced, lightly effervescent wine, offering a crisp, clean and refreshing fresh fruit flavors leading to a nice, long, lingering finish.