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By Michael Dresser | July 8, 1998
1997 Principessa Gavia Gavi, Villa Banfi ($12).Gavi, the leading white wine of Italy's Piedmont region, is usually a rather dull, neutral wine. This dry wine is a spectacular exception. It displays excellent freshness, body and flavors of pear, lemon, herbs, minerals and slate. Amazingly, it had the guts to stand up quite nicely to pasta in a tomato sauce. It's good to see a major Italian producer such as Banfi taking white wine seriously. Drink this fresh, lively wine over the next six months.
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By Michael Dresser | July 15, 1998
1997 Georges Duboeuf Viognier, Vin de Pays de l'Ardeche ($8).Georges Duboeuf, the Beaujolais producer extraordinaire, continues his successful foray into the south of France with this delicious dry white wine. Viognier is the classic white-wine grape of the northern Rhone, and this wine does a convincing imitation of a $35 Condrieu at a bargain price. It displays the typical viognier flavors of peach, spices, melon, orange and nuts. Like all viogniers, it should be consumed young - preferably before the end of this year.
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By Michael Dresser | May 22, 2002
2001 Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley ($13). This reliable Washington winery's debut with this increasingly popular white-wine grape is typically impressive. It's a dry wine in the style of a very good Italian pinot grigio, as opposed to an Alsace pinot gris (same grape). There's good pear and melon fruit, with a hint of lime, but the dominant impression is of minerals and herbs - including a nuance of mint. It's a refreshing wine that should go well with seafood, salads or fresh fruit.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
Argentine torrontes is one of the great white wine values in the world today, and this is a splendid example at an attractive price. It's the tiniest bit off fully dry, and it offers clean, fresh flavors of citrus peel, lime, pear and minerals. There's just enough sugar to give it a rounded feel, not enough to make it sweet. And the bottle comes with a lesson in Argentine history. Viva la Revolucion! From: Mendoza, Argentine Price: $12 Serve with: Light-fleshed fish, shellfish
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2011
This well-balanced white wine is an imaginative blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Semillon, Roussanne, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat Canelli drawn from vineyards around California. It comes to the palate as a very fruity wine, but leaves with a dry impression. It offers vibrant flavors of grapefruit, lime, pear, kiwi, honey and white pepper. It's immediately appealing, but with some complexity too. Drink it while it's young. Wine Find: 2009 Kendall-Jackson Summation From: California Price: $14 Serve with: Salmon, fried chicken
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By Michael Dresser | October 20, 2004
2004 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley ($10). This highly regarded Chilean winery wasted no time getting this white wine to market - a move that pays off in freshness and liveliness. The wine offers vibrant pear, citrus, herb and mineral flavors that would be well-matched with spicy seafood dishes. There's no need to worry about cork taint because it comes with a screw top.
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By [Michael Dresser] | February 13, 2008
2007 Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay From: Marlborough, New Zealand Price: $17 Serve with: Seafood, Asian cuisine Oak-free chardonnay is a white wine that is usually better in concept than execution because winemakers tend to reserve their best chardonnay grapes for fermentation in barrels. This fine producer apparently has gone oak-free with the good stuff. The wine is marvelously complex and fruity, with crisp flavors of pear, apple and citrus fruit, spices and butterscotch. Oak?
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | October 19, 2005
This stylish, substantial dry white wine - made from a once-obscure but increasingly popular Rhone Valley grape - delivers ample flavor at a reasonable price. There are nuances of peach, melon, herbs and lychee in a wine that faithfully imitates the style of the great wines of Condrieu. This is one of the better California viogniers I've tasted in recent years. grilled salmon or swordfish
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