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This clear yellow wine pours up very slightly frizzante, with a small collection of tiny bubbles clinging to the glass. On the nose there is a sweet apricot aroma mixed with a delicate blend of herbs and minerals. Those minerals drive the palate, which is exquisitely citrus. The acidity comes on strong, then softens through the sip into a gentle tingle. It is an elegant white wine, offering a perfect balance of herbal notes, earthiness and freshness. — 9 hours ago
This Sauvignon is tinted a very light gold, almost clear. The nose gives aromas more common to New World Sauvignon Blancs - grass, herbs, salinity. The grassiness is not, however, on par with, say, a New Zealand SB. It’s a little more restrained than that. On the palate, citrus minerality is the rule, with an extremely fresh acidity. The lemon-lime flavor comes back on the lengthy finish. Fish is a great pairing for this wine, something along the lines of a tuna salad or nicoise would be ideal.
— 6 days ago
This lovely golden wine smells of candied apricots, with lemon curd and flowers in the background. There is an earthy aroma that envelops all the other fragrances. Beautiful. The apricots come forward first on the palate, with lemon zest and a racy acidity that screams for seafood, maybe oysters on the half shell. There is a wonderful salinity and a nutty flavor that comes in on the finish. — 8 days ago
The yellow-tinted wine smells floral and tropical, with white flowers, apricot and mango coming through on the nose. There is also a bit of citrus minerality, like a sidewalk after a rain. The palate shows the stone fruit and tropical aspect, with a hefty slice of acidity to go along with it. So fresh and racy is it that one can feel free to pair this Pinot Grigio with seafood rather than restrict it to salads. — a day ago
This pale yellow wine has a fragrant nose with some grassy, herbal notes, although not as grassy as the Tiare. There is a nice floral element and some tropical fruit, too. The palate shows a great Sauvignon Blanc flavor profile - citrus, minerals, herbs - and an acidity which is pleasant enough without getting too crazy. I sometimes find Sauvignon to be a little much on the palate for my taste, but that is not the case with the Turriano. It is a very nice sip and wonderful match for rice or pasta dishes, especially those with an herbal flair to them. BTW, this wine is Friuli DOC. — 5 days ago
This pink wine’s nose is laden with ripe, red fruit - cherries, strawberries - and a touch of citrus - lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. There is also an herbal note, a sort of greenness than leans into minerality. The palate brings the red fruit first, followed by the citrus. The acidity is great, and the mouthfeel is quite full. If Negroamaro is the future of Italian rosé, bring it on. — 9 days ago
This wine has a nice golden color in the glass. I get a muted nose with apricot aromas foremost and citrus minerals chasing. The palate shows stone fruit and minerals galore. Acidity is nice and fresh, even zippy. The finish is medium long and carries the minerals back for a revisit. — 2 days ago
The pale yellow wine gives a hint of oak on the nose, along with citrus and stone fruit. The palate shows lemon, orange peel, apricot and that hint of oak. The grassy notes are kept to a minimum, which is fine with me, and leaves this as one of the tastier Sauvignons I have encountered. — 5 days ago
This yellow-gold wine has a complex nose which starts with a floral note and continues with lemon, apricot and a touch of lanolin. On the palate, salinity is the calling card and Meyer lemon joins in with an almond aspect. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and acidity is somewhat reserved. This will pair nicely with any sort of salad or white meat, including fish. — 7 days ago
This Soave Classico has quite a yellow-gold color in the glass. The nose has aromas of apricot, Meyer lemon and minerals, but with an overriding earthiness to it. The palate delivers great minerality, apricot and lemon zest in the full mouthfeel. Acidity zings and leaves its calling card on the lengthy finish. — 10 days ago