Concern Worldwide Pinot Gris 2017

IMG_3626The Tasting Room Profile, $15


Aaron: This has a mango, guava, and generally tropical nose.  The flavor is crisp but a little wider than a brisk pinot gris.  The light melon and shitake mushroom flavors were surrounded by tons of fruit making it pretty easy drinking.  89 points

Teri: This wine isn’t extraordinary but nice and the winemaker supports a good cause. There is apricot on the nose and the wine brings flavors of mixed fruit and citrus: apricot, pineapple, and lemon. Overall very refreshing. 89 points 

Kiona Zeus Version 2

IMG_3788.jpgPurchased from Kiona Winery Tasting Room, $20

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Aaron:  This was tasty.  White pineapples and grapes with light green leaves.  There’s a slight butter and citrus flavor, which is generally appealing and flowery.  Pretty good.  90 points

Teri: Kiona’s Zeus – Version 2 – Is a verticle blend (multiple years together) which is why they put version numbers instead of a year on the bottle. The white blend has creamy flavors and good body. I taste Bartlet pear, peach, and pine nuts along with pineapple on the finish. Very easy to drink but rich and full. 90 points 

Die Argitek Chenin Blanc 2017

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Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $14.99



Aaron: White grapes and wet stones on the nose.  Crisp and gentle flavors of tangerine, lemon, and white raspberry.  This was mild and easy drinking.  88 points

Teri: Light flavors and a subtle nose. I tasted grapefruit and Meyer lemon along with grassy undertones. Long lingering finish. 87 points

Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Duckhorn Website, $30

Total Wine & More, 19.97

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BevMo, $26.99

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Aaron: This is really nice and smooth but crisp like a sav blanc.  I enjoyed the subtle melon and pineapple with a pleasant surprise.  This is a good, solid bottle that’s easy to enjoy.  90 points

Teri: You will find tropical fruits along with some lemon on the smell. The wine feels ‘full” for a white (often I like to say these ‘drink like a red wine’). I enjoy the flavors of lime, peach, and some apricot with its crisp finish. Very easy to drink with nice complexity. 90 points.