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Affordable Spring Whites

ten refreshing white wines
for $15 or less

Affordable Spring White Wines

Just as we rotate our wardrobe with the arrival of spring - moving the heavy wool coats to the back and bringing out the lighter items - it's time to do the same in the wine rack! With the start of spring, we drink less of the heavy, rich reds that were our winter staple, in favor of lighter, refreshing whites. To help get your cellar stocked with great white wines for the season, we are featuring our Top Ten Affordable Spring Whites. All featured selections are priced at $15 or less. Enjoy!

#1 - 2011 Pórtico da Ría Albariño, Rias Baixas
Easy-drinking, though not much depth. Soft with mild acidity
and gentle fruit notes. ($10)

#2 - 2011 Sitios de Bodega Con Class Verdejo, Rueda
Clean, mineral aroma is reminiscent of wet stone. Crisp, lively
acidity on the long finish. ($15)

#3 - 2010 Hogue Fume Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington
Fruit-forward rather than tart in style, this wine has charm
and a pleasant hint of creaminess. ($12)

#4 - NV Zardetto Prosecco, Veneto
Zesty, light and fruit-forward, this lovely sparkling wine is breezy
and simple. Very refreshing! ($14)
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#5 - 2011 Les Pierres Blanche, Mâcon-Villages
Bracing, clean, crisp style that's fruit-forward and fresh. Burgundies from Mâcon are known for their lean raciness. ($15)

#6 - Ken Forrester "Petit" Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, S. Africa
Bracing yet delicate at the same time. A hint of off-dry
sweetness adds body. ($13)

#7 - 2011 Luna Pinot Grigio, Napa County
Less austere than some Italian selections with bright, citrusy
fruit that verges on tropical. ($12)
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#8 - 2011 Fontana Candida Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie
Easy-drinking and straightforward, this Pinot Grigio
is light, fresh and tasty with food.($9)

#9 - 2011 Villa Maria "Private Bin" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand
Typical New Zealand goosebery notes make this value-priced
selection more complex. ($15)

#10 - 2012 Crios de Susana Balbo, Torrontes, Argentina
The distinctive white grape variety of Argentina, this Torrontes offers effusive aromas of peach. ($15) 


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