Banfi Principessa Gavi 2020

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Banfi
Fanciful Name: Principessa Gavi
Varietal: Cortese
Vintage: 2020
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Gavi
Retail Price: $15.00

Tasting Notes: Perfect wine for warm weather. Not overly aromatic, but medium bodied, with a touch of fruit flavors. A wine that mixes will with summer, warm weather, a myriad of cheeses and salads, yet can also stand up on its own.
Banfi Principessa Gavi 2020

Pierpaolo Pecorari Sauvignon Venezia Giulia 2020

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Pierpaolo Pecorari
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Venezia Giulia
Retail Price: $20.00

Tasting Notes: Crisp, light-bodied white that has notes of minerality, lime zest and lime pith. Short finish, crisp without being acidic.
Pierpaolo Pecorari Sauvignon Venezia Giulia 2020

Wade Cellars Three By Wade Blanc 2019

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Wade Cellars
Fanciful Name: Three by Wade Blanc
Varietal: White Blend
Vintage: 2019
Country of Origin: United States
Retail Price: $17.00

Tasting Notes: Refreshing white blend, with just a touch of body (5% viognier, 95% chenin) notes of granny smith apple, lime zest, dry, without being acidic. Can be enjoyed with or without food, but this could be your ‘easy-drinking, light summer white work horse of the summer’.
Wade Cellars Three By Wade Blanc 2019

Wade Cellars Three By Wade California Rosé 2019

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Wade Cellars
Fanciful Name: Three by Wade Rose
Varietal: Rose Blend
Vintage: 2019
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Napa Valley
Retail Price: $17.00

Tasting Notes: 100% pinot noir. This rosé opens up with light aromatics, fresh on the nose with strawberries and tropical fruits. Slightly crisp on the tip of the tongue, medium-to-light-bodied rosé that is fresh to drink (even for a 2019). Not overly acidic, but will be wonderful with food or the poolside this summer.
Wade Cellars Three By Wade California Rosé 2019

Secateurs Badenhorst Wines Chenin Blanc 2021

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Badenhorst Wines
Fanciful Name: Secateurs
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: South Africa
Appellation: Swartland
Retail Price: $18.95

Tasting Notes: A light floral nose and a sniff of ginger. The palate is fresh, brisk with lemon cured, peach and wet stone on the finish. A great alternative to albarino.
Secateurs Badenhorst Wines Chenin Blanc 2021

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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The Crossings
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Awatere Valley
Retail Price: $16.00

Tasting Notes: Bright grassy notes are surrounded by grapefruit and a hint of melon. This wine offers energy and a refreshing, vibrant mouthfeel. Summer afternoons will be well complimented with this energetic sauvignon blanc.
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Mary Taylor Wines Gascogne Blanc 2020

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Mary Taylor Wines
Varietal: White Blend
Vintage: 2020
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Cotes de Gascogne
Retail Price: $12.00

Tasting Notes: A blend of local varietals colombard, ugni blanc, gros manseng and sauvignon all fermented in stainless steel. Effusive and inviting aromatics of white flowers and citrus. This wine is fresh and clean and each sip invites for more. At less than 12% ABV, this wine is a contender for patio slugging.
Mary Taylor Wines Gascogne Blanc 2020

Skouras Moscofilera 2020

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Skouras
Varietal: Moschofilero
Vintage: 2020
Country of Origin: Greece
Retail Price: $18.00

Tasting Notes: A steely, crisp white with florals and citrus aromatics and flavors with a touch of salinity that makes it beg for seafood and a trip to the beach.
Skouras Moscofilera 2020

Microbio Rufete 2018

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Microbio Wines
Fanciful Name: Ruf Y Ann
Varietal: Rufete
Vintage: 2018
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Vino de la Tierre de Castilla y Leon
Retail Price: $20.00

Tasting Notes: From a lesser-known grape varietal, this red is lighter-bodied and pinot noir fans will rejoice in its slightly tart red fruits and finesse.
Microbio Rufete 2018

Decoy Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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Duckhorn
Fanciful Name: Decoy Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Napa Valley
Retail Price: $18.99

Tasting Notes: The Decoy portion of the Duckhorn portfolio continues to mature through the interaction of the respective winemakers and their sourcing, utilizing primarily Sonoma fruit with additions from other AVA’s, including Lake, Mendocino and Napa. Classic cold fermentation in cold stainless steel yield crisp acidity, vibrant citrus flavors with grassy over notes. Wonderful compliment to shellfish coming off the grill for summer meals. Tremendous value for the category.
Decoy Sauvignon Blanc 2020