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Joie 2011 A Noble Blend

Strikes a wonderful balance between the crispness of riesling, the floral aromatics of gewürztraminer and the friendly fruitiness of pinot blanc, all combining into a clean, long, expressive finish. A wine for all sorts of occasions, from simple summer sipping to accompanying grilled pork chops or fish in a cream sauce. Highly recommended..
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2010 Casa Santos Lima Portuga

Clear, pale, watery gold in color. Gentle aromas of white peaches, tart green grapes, lemon zest, thyme, and sandy beaches. Dry, medium-high acidity, medium-light body, and soft flavors of citrus, melon rind, and sun dried herbs. Dangerously easy to drink. Pair with grilled zucchini and summer squash. Highly recommended.
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2010 Dominio de Berzal Blanco

A fairly traditional winery in Rioja produces this wine from 50-year-old viura vines, blended with a little malvasia. The nose is aromatic, as you’d expect. On the palate it is reminiscent of Chablis, but the flavors are more gentle and rounder, especially toward the end. A bit of steeliness re-awakens in a slightly citric finish; very dry. Recommended.
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2008 North Valley Hyland White

Clear, bright lemon yellow color. Clean nose with medium-low intensity aromas of citrus, lime, steel, stone fruits, and slate. Dry, medium body, high acidity, medium alcohol, and flavors of green apple, lime, tart peach, and pineapple. Unbalanced acidity—even for an acid freak—and perhaps a little past its prime. Rough. Not recommended.
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2007 Château La Caussade

Interesting, and a terrific bargain. Lemon curd leads in the attack, followed by honeyed oak and white flowers. Leafy spices appear on the finish, marjoram and a touch of sage. The finish is more tart than the palate, the acids giving it a solid backbone. His would be very nice with scallops, and even better with a salty ham. Recommended for taste and value.