Villa Maria New Zealand Dry Riesling 2010 Private Bin

Villa Maria New Zeland Dry Resiling

Dry Riesling on Villa Maria Website

Wine of the Month Club, Feb 2015, $15.99

Aaron: Dry, fruity peach nose with some slate and mushroom.  This riesling is nice and crisp with some tangy citrus and orange fruits.  Tangerine and cantaloupe flavors are fine but not incredible.  88 points

Teri: The best part of this wine is the juxtaposition of the bright flavors to the clean dry finish of the wine. A nose of peach and green apple are reflected in the wine itself, carrying further green apple characteristics along with white peach and bitter pear. This wine is very easy to drink and I give it 90 points for its flavor and drinkability.


Cal Y Canto Dry White 2012

Wine of the Month pick: $18.99 Retail  Cal Y Canto Dry White 2012

Aaron:  The nose of this white was like rocky granite with a hint of cilantro.  While crisp, the flavor is surprisingly flowing and not thin at all.  There were metallic and mineral flavors leading to a slightly bitter aftertaste of ginger which lead me to recommend this only to the adventurous who enjoy something other than your standard Chardonnay.  88 points

Teri: I love the difference in Spanish dry whites. This wine carries a lovely lemongrass floral smell with a long finish of lemon peel with a hint of mineral. Very smooth tannins and a light body, this wine is crisp and not too complex but still full of lots of flavor. 90 points