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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top American White Blends Of 2010


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Ketcham Estate Winery-Viognier-Sonoma County-California-2007-$21.98-A nose of crisp and blight citrus, medium yellow in color.  A pure taste, medium to full bodied white with flavors of lemon zest, citrus oil and spice, very good.                NR                CR-91               Good with cheese, seafood, salads.

Alban Vineyards-Viognier-Central Coast-California-2007-$22.99-A nose of honey and citrus, pale to golden in color.  A smooth medium bodied white,  apricot and honeysuckle, peach with spice and mineral, good acidity, an elegant wine.                    WS-90                  CR-90                   Good with seafood, cheeses, salad.

Treana Winery-Viognier-Marsanne-Central Coast-California-2007-$16.31-A nose of crisp citrus and spice, medium golden yellow in color.  Floral and spice, yellow zest, honeysuckle, and nice mineral structure, a good mouth feel, a very nice white wine.                WS-87                CR-90            Good with seafood, salads, cheese.

Blackburn Wine Company-Facets-Proulx-Viognier-Marsanne-Rousanne-Paso Robles-California-2007-$18.00-A nose of sweet citrus, golden yellow in color.  A full bodied white blend, lemon zest, apple, spice with a good long finish, good stuff.                 NR                 CR-90                Good with chicken, cheeses, salads.

Tablas Creek Vineyard-Cotes de Tablas Blanc-Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne-Grenache Blanc-Paso Robles-California-2008-$14.99-A bright nose of citrus, golden yellow in color.  A smooth, medium to full bodied blend.  Lemon zest, honey, peach, apple with a nice acidity and a long finish, a great value.   I visited the winery a few years back in the Paso Robles area, there are allot of great wineries in that area.                  RP-91-93                WS-89                 CR-90                 Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

X Winery-Winemaker’s Blend-White X-Sauvignon Blanc-Muscat Blanc-Chardonnay-Roussanne-North Coast-California-2008-$12.99-A nose of citrus and honey, medium yellow in color.  A medium bodied white blend, honey, grapefruit, orange zest, fresh acidity, a good value.            RP-89               WE-85                 CR-87                Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

Clayhouse Wines-Adobe White-Viognier-Sauvignon Blanc-Grenache Blanc-Roussanne-Chardonnay-Chenin Blanc-Central Coast-California-2008-$11.99-A nose of citrus and spice, medium straw in color.  A interesting kitchen sink white blend, good acidity,  medium bodied,   apricot, oak and cinnamon flavors, decent value.                 WS-84              CR-87             Good with seafood, chicken, salads.

Pine Ridge Winery-Chenin Blanc-Viognier-Oakville-California-2008-$10.99-A crisp nose of melon and citrus, light straw in color.  A light to medium bodied easy drinking white, melon, citrus with right amount of acidity, a good value.                 RP-88                 CR-88                  Good with seafood, cheese, salads.

Beringer Vineyards-Alluvium Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon-Chardonnay-Viognier-Knights Valley-California-2007-$13.98-A crisp nose of citrus, pale yellow in color.  A smooth white blend, lemon, honey, some spice and smoke and oak, a good summer wine.                RP-89             WS-89              WE-86               CR-88              Good with seafood, cheese, salads.

Charles Smith Wines-Kungfu Girl-Evergreen Vineyard-Riesling-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2009-$10.99-A nose of tangy citrus, pale straw in color.   A light bodied white, grapefruit, some lemon with good acidity, a good value, with an interesting label.             WS-89               CR-88                 Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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