Wine Cents Value List June 2011- Summer Whites

2008 DeRose Vineyards Viognier Cienega Valley – CA USA

Price: $19.99

This fruity and full-bodied Zinfandel is dark in color from extending the fermentation of highly ripened fruit. Enjoy its intense berry flavors through a silky, lingering finish.






2009 Franciscan Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA USA

Price: $18.00

The wine is full bodied yet elegantly structured with delicate mineral, honey, citrus and stone fruit characters from the Carneros lots, and classic pear and apple notes from the South Napa vineyards. The aromas are seamless; a benefit of fermentation and aging in oak barrels.





2009 Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa

Price: $10.00

This crowd pleaser is just the kind of wine you might want to serve at your summer party. This almost clear wine opens with a light lime like bouquet with notes of wet stone. On the palate, this light bodied wine is balanced and shows lots of minerality along with its light lime flavors. The finish is dry and lingers slightly. This is also a very food friendly wine that would pair nicely with sole or halibut and maybe even oysters. Enjoy this bargain.







2009 Condes de Albarei Albariño Salneval, Spain

Price: $13.00

Light straw in color, the nose of this Albarino is seductive with honey, pear and tropical fruit and a slight mineral component. It is racy and zesty with citrus and floral flavors in the mouth, yet is round and soft at the same time. It matches perfectly with fresh seafood and shellfish; is an ideal accompaniment to salty, spicy Asian cuisine; and is also great on its own as a cocktail wine. Truly adventurous food lovers will amaze and inspire their friends by serving it with the unlikely, but fantastic pairing of traditional barbequed ribs with a sweet, slightly spicy tomato based sauce.


2009 Innocent Bystander Pinot Grigio, Victoria, Australia

Price: $19.00

Pinot Grigio is one of the world’s most popular wines. Also known under the French moniker “Pinot Gris”, and even the German “Ruländer” among others, Pinot Grigio is a chameleon of a grape. It is produced in a range of styles, from the light fruity Italian style that has gained popularity, to a more mineral, flinty rich wine favored by the French – particularly in Alsace – and emulated by many in the new world.



Sandhill Pinot Blanc, Okanagan,BC Canada

Price: $18.00

Golden yellow with light intensity A delicate nose of mineral, citrus and stone fruit. The balance is good, clean and light bodied. Subtle mineral and citrus flavours on the palate. A medium finnish






2009 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Germany
Price: $16.00
Here is the sort of improbably balanced Mosel Kabinett that is as delightfully fascinating to sip on its own as it is versatile at table, and that will prove as infectious fifteen or more years from now as it is today. What’s more, this remarkable value illustrates the opportunity that so many German wines – and virtually no others on earth – offer of exploring the complex virtues of a great vineyard site at a price most wine lovers can afford to pay most days of the week.




2009 See Ya Later Ranch Gewurztraminer, Okanagan,BC Canada
Price: $14.50
This wine displays a spicy aroma of lychee fruit and rose petal, blossom and hints of pink grapefruit. Our Gewürztraminer bursts with rich, exotic flavours of lychees and ripe melons to match it’s crisp acidity and off-dry finish.








2010 Charles Baur Cremant d’Alsace, France
Price: $16.50

Full of yeasty fruit and spice, it is a party wine and a terrific summertime tipple. Persistent bubbles, delicious light strawberry nose and crisp, clean finish make this one a perfect choice for your next sparkling wine.







2011 Korbel Champagne Cellars. France

Price: $15.00

Clean and bright on the nose with yeast scents paired with white orchard fruits. On the palate this is noticeably sweet with lots of fruit, pears, and spice tones. It’s very richly fruited and retains a youthful, green grape tone to the mid-palate and onto the moderately long finish.

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