CORKSCREWs REVIEWs TOP WHITE WINES OF 2013

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Lava Vine Vineyards-Viognier-Napa Valley-California-2011-15.95% Alcohol-$32.00-A bold nose of citrus and spice, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied delicious white with rich flavors of pineapple, pear, guava, and crème Brule.  This wine has loads of acidity, very refreshing.           NR           CR-92           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Bodega Catena Zapata-Catena Alta-Chardonnay-Adrianna Vineyard-Domingo Vineyard-High Altitude Lots-Mendoza-Argentina-2008-13.9% Alcohol-$22.53-A bold nose of citrus and spice, golden yellow in color.  A full bodied complex Chard, with honey, apple, peach, buttered popcorn, with a long acidic spice finish.  A fantastic white, at it’s peak, a great QPR.  I met Laura Catena a couple years ago, a great lady and winemaker.           RP-92           WS-88          WE-86          CR-92          Good with seafood, cheese, salads.

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Lava Vine Vineyards-Chenin Blanc-Napa Valley-California-2012-13.5% Alcohol-$21.00-A nose of bright citrus and spice, very light in color.  A light to medium bodied white, with peach, grapefruit, minerals and a very good acidity, has a long spiced finish.  A very refreshing surprise.  Seek out this boutique winery located on the Silverado Trail In Napa.           NR           CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Elizabeth Spencer Wines-Chardonnay-Proprietor Selected Special Cuvee-Sonoma Coast-California-2008-14.2% Alcohol-$35.00-A nose of bright citrus and spice, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with pear, peach, just enough buttered toast, good acidity and vanilla spice on finish.           NR           CR-91           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Trinitas Cellars-Chardonnay-Proprietor’s Reserve-Carneros-California-2010-14.3% Alcohol-$21.20-A bright nose of citrus and spice, golden yellow in color.  A Full bodied and delicious Reserve Chard, with citrus, lemon zest, crème brulee, good acidity and long spice finish.  A great QPR if you like this style of Chardonnay.           NR           CR-91          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Beau Vigne-Persuasion-Chardonnay-Windsor Oaks Vineyard-Russian River Valley-California-2008-14.7% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of bright citrus and spice, golden yellow in color.  A medium to full single vineyard Chardonnay, with pineapple, peach, some mineral with good acidity, vanilla spice finish.  Very good QPR, drink now.           NR          CR-90          Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Cantina Terlano-Kreuth-Chardonnay-Alto Adige-Italy-2011-13.5% Alcohol-$23.60-A nose of citrus fruits and spice, golden yellow in color.  A medium to full bodied single vineyard Chard, with peach, apricot, almonds, good mineral and acidity on long finish.  A refreshing white wine made in a Burgundy style.           NR-          CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Alban Vineyards, Inc-Viognier-Central Coast-Arroyo Grande-California-2009-14.6% Alcohol-$21.98-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white with peach, honey, citrus, good acidity with a long spice finish, drink now.           NR           CR-90           Good with seafood, chesses, salads.

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Fess Parker Winery-Viognier-Santa Barbara County-California-2010-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of honey and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with peach, honey, minerals, good acidity, finishes with vanilla and spice, a good value.           WS-88           WE-93           CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Heinrich Seebrich-Weingut-Niersteiner Hipping-Riesling-Spatlese-Germany-2008-10.0% Alcohol-$17.50-A nose of bright citrus and spice, light golden in color.  A light to medium bodied white, with apple, pear, candied honey, good mineral and acidity.  Has a smooth long finish, very enjoyable.           WS-91           WE-86           CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Simon Bize & Fils-Bourgogne-Les Perrieres-Savigny-Les-Beaune-Cote-D-Or-France-2009-12.5% Alcohol-$20.52-A nose of citrus and spice, a beautiful golden yellow in color.  A medium to full bodied Chardonnay, with apples, pears, citrus and minerals, with a zesty spice finish, good acidity.  In a nice drinking zone.           NR           CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Lamy-Pillot-Chassagne-Monttrachet-Pot Bois-Chardonnay-Cote-de-Beaune-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$29.88-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied Chardonnay, with honeyed almonds, hazelnut, buttered toast, good acidity, long finish.           NR           CR-90           Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.

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Azienda Vitivinicola-Le Merlettaie-Offida-Pecorino-Italy-2009-13.5% Alcohol-$13.88-A nose of bright citrus and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium to full bodied white, with peaches, apricots, honey, tons of acidity, has long spice finish.  A very good refreshing white for this price.           RP-90           CR-90          Good with seafood, cheeses, salad.

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