Le Ruse Renard Cotes de Gascogne 2015

Lot 18, $14.99

Aaron: Oaky green apple on the nose.  The flavor is tangy but dissipates quickly.  Lots of lemongrass and weeds with some interesting sunflower but too tart for me.  87 points

Teri: This white wine has a citrus nose with a light and crisp body. I tasted flavors of white peach and Pez (like the candy). Medium body and a short (but flavorful) finish. Slightly watery but easy to drink. 87 points


14 Hands Hot to Trot White Blend 2013

img_033414 Hands Website, $12

BevMo, $9.99

Total Wine & More, $7.47

Aaron:  This was an enjoyable wine with lemon-coated almonds and a white peach nose. Pretty full for it’s light hue with a hint of near-sparkle.  Lots of green pears on the palate gave way to a touch of brown sugar making this appealing and easy to drink.  91 points

Teri: The sweet peach and pear nose is followed by tight fruit flavors on the first sip. It took me a while to piece out a few: fuji apple, almond, butter, and other stone fruits. The wine is very flavorful and easy to drink. Great for gift giving and easy to pair with a variaty of foods. 91 points 

Airfield Estates Lightning 2013

Airfield Estates Lightning Purchased from Airfield tasting room, $18

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Aaron: VERY buttery smell but not overpowering.  There was tons of cream on this white blend with almond and olive oil breaking through as well.  I felt this was extremely enjoyable, full, and rich.  92 points

Teri: If you love buttery chardonnays you will want to try this. The white blend starts with a creamy vanilla smell that blends into a whipped cream and buttery mouthful of vanilla bean, honeydew, and almond. Still on the dry side, this wine is packed with scrumptious flavors within a pleasant medium to light body and smooth tannins. 90 points 


Pumphouse White Table Wine 2013

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Splash Wines, $13.95

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Aaron: This was a little awkward to me; the nose was bland and light with some almond and generally nutty smells.  The flavor was very bright and tart with lots of lemon and grapefruit.  I think this would be fine if you want something to leave a tartness on your tongue but I probably wouldn’t like it normally.  That said, we had it with some Thai food and it went pretty well so I give it 89 points

Teri: This white wine feels quite acidic but still has crisp light flavor and a medium finish. Sweet peach and cantaloupe on the smell blends to flavors of citrus (mostly grapefruit and lemon) and tropical fruits (pineapple and papaya). I’ve never had a wine from New York, but I feel this one is pretty good. 88 points