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Category: "White wine"

Carlson Vineyards 2000 Riesling

What a treat. Seriously. This Carlson Vineyards 2000 Riesling has held up beautifully over the last dozen years and even impresses a tad more than the Carlson Riesling from 2003 that won “best in the world” bragging rights.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Do you like Sauvignon Blanc? The answer to that probably depends on what versions you have and where they came from. There’s a diversity of flavors that come from a sense of place.

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Boulder Creek Winery 2010 Chardonnay

What does Hungarian oak taste like? Well, it’s a little less intense and a little creamier than the stuff from the U.S. and France. It makes for an entirely different experience with a Chardonnay, too.

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Guy Drew Vineyards 2009 Riesling

When talking about acidic wines in Colorado, it’s usually in reference to ones made from grapes at high elevations. In many of the lower-lying areas around Palisade, for example, the Colorado heat produces wines higher in sugar after long days of cooking on the vines.

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Bonacquisti Wine Co. 2010 Sunnyside white

If you live in the Sunnyside (you know who you are), then you should be aware that you have your own wine! What other neighborhood in Denver can claim that?

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Black Bridge Winery 2010 Riesling

The West Elks AVA wines continue to impress with their focus. These wines high up in the hills of Paonia — from virtually every vintner in the region — all pay homage to cold climate wines of Europe that lead with acidic structure.

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Stone Cottage Cellars 2009 Gewurztraminer

There’s a segment of wine drinkers out there who just love crisp whites from Alsatian or German growing regions.

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St. Kathryn Cellars NV Pinot Gris

Sometimes wine is meant to be drunk and not thought about. Perhaps that’s the case of the non-vintage Pinot Gris from St. Kathryn Cellars. It’s what you’d expect if you simple ordered “white wine” at a restaurant without a care in the world. The nose is muted. Maybe there’s a banana peel in the glass [...]

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Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Can a crystal clear white wine have flavor. Yes. In the case of the Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, the glass looks as if it might have been filled with water, but its nose tips you off to a flavor profile. Thinks of the crisp aromas of a river in the middle of a [...]

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Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2009 Riesling

When putting the sweet into Riesling, it’s all about balance. Too much sugar, and the result will be Kool Aid (unless, of course, we’re talking delicate dessert sugar). Too little and you may wind up with a dry Riesling that isn’t dry enough for those who loath the touch of sweet. Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2010 [...]

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