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New world whites.


* Bokisch Vineyards 2016 Terra Alta Vineyard Albarino (Clements Hills, Lodi; $18). Intense white flower, lemongrass, and peach aromas and flavors carried by a lively spritzy texture and mouthwatering finish.

Abacela 2016 Albarino (Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon; $21)


Emiliana 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay (Valle del Bio-Bio, Chile; $11)


* RouteStock 2014 Chardonnay (Carneros; $16). Without an ounce of fat, this tightly knit wine offers sparkling minerality that brightens apple and pear on the palate. Well-integrated oak adds cream and spice notes.

Balletto 2014 Cider Ridge Vineyard Estate Grown Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $42). Floral aromas lead to a bright, refined palate of lemon tart, lime, and mandarin orange. Low oak and nervy acidity make this an energetic, food-friendly Chardonnay.

Calstar Cellars 2013 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County; $29). Toasty aromas lead to a mouthwatering palate of citrus and green apple. Brisk acidity balances a spicy oak character, with a hint of minerality on the finish.

Center of Effort 2014 Chardonnay (Edna Valley; $35). Citrus blossom aromas and lively lemon custard, peach, and pear flavors mark this medium-bodied, lovely-textured wine, with a hint of oak and a fresh finish.

Chalk Hill 2014 Chardonnay (Chalk Hill; $42). With very ripe pear and apple flavors, lavish oak toast and spice, and a weighty mouth-feel, this one is for the biggeris-better crowd. Cellar-worthy.

Davis Bynum 2014 River West Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $25). Intriguing notes of fig and cashew butter combine with juicy pear and apple fruit in this nicely oaked wine with a creamy midpalate followed by a brisk finish.

Fleur 2014 Chardonnay (Carneros; $18). Refreshingly lean-bodied and bright, this wine is marked by a lemony, pleasantly briny flavor, with toasty oak adding complexity to a lingering finish.

La Pitchoune 2014 Pratt Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $58). Lean and elegant, this Chardonnay adds toasty, yeasty, and creamy components to Meyer lemon and Gravenstein apple flavors.

Maldonado 2014 Parr Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $32). Chablis fans will appreciate this crisp, lemony Chardonnay, with hints of sea breeze and seashell minerality that add interest to a slightly creamy midpalate.

Robert Mondavi Winery 2014 Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $20). Medium body; juicy apple, pear, and citrus flavors; and moderate oak influence make this a fine foil for a wide range of foods, including grilled fish and roast chicken.

Sonoma-Cutrer 2014 "The Cutrer" Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $32). Great energy, length, and minerality elevate citrus aromas and flavors on the palate, with oak spice and texture on the finish.

Thirty-Seven 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $36). Lovers of oak will appreciate the smoke, toast, and spice in this full-bodied Chardonnay. Ripe apple and pear flavors linger through a persistent finish.

Anaba 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County; $36)

Cakebread Cellars 2014 Family Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay (Carneros, Napa Valley; $56)

Carneros Ranch 2014 Chardonnay (Carneros; $24)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay (Horse Heaven Hills; $20)

Domaine Anderson 2014 Chardonnay (Anderson Valley; $38)

Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate Grown Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $43)

La Pitchoune 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $48)

Three Otters 2014 Chardonnay (Willamette Valley; $20)

William Hill Estate Winery 2014 Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $27)


* Lucia Highlands 201S Kelly's Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands; $25). Fresh citrus and yellow stone-fruit aromas and flavors have an intriguing minerally edge; hints of oak and yeasty brioche add dimension. Beautifully integrated and focused, this wine could be mistaken for white Burgundy.

Artesa 2015 Chardonnay (Los Carneros; $20). Crowd-pleasing for its bright, rounded lemon-pudding, pineapple, peach, and apple palate and mouthwatering finish.

Buena Vista 201S Chardonnay (Carneros; $20). Oak toast and spice accent luscious tropical flavors in this polished, complete wine.

Ferrari-Carano 2015 "Tre Terre" Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $28). Crisp Meyer lemon, green apple, and tropical fruit dance at the front of the palate, which evolves into richness and vanillin oak, followed by a clean, crisp finish.

Ferrari-Carano 2015 "Fiorella" Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $36). Plush and expressive, with notes of lemongrass and sandalwood layered under vibrant lemon, green-apple, and tangerine flavors. Oak plays a minor role in this lively wine.

Foppiano Vineyards 2015 Delia's Block Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $37). Toasty, creamy vanillin oak frames lemoncurd, pear, and pineapple flavors in this medium-bodied wine that finishes with verve.

Fullerton 2015 "Five Faces" Chardonnay (Willamette Valley, Oregon; $33). Tense acidity frames the spicy pear, lemon-curd, and green-apple character of this lean, bright wine. A hint of hazelnut comes from judicious oak aging.

Main & Geary Vintners 2015 Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $19). Solid in every way, with a keen balance of juicy pear and apple character, moderate oak influence, and firm acidity.

Patz & Hall 2015 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $40). Ripe, concentrated apple, pear, and lemon-meringue-pie flavors are balanced by brisk acidity, making for a succulent finish.

Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay (Chalk Hill, Sonoma County; $22). Delicate nectarine, citrus, and fennel flavors gain depth and complexity from moderately toasty, spicy oak. This one is classy and nuanced.

Sea Bird 2015 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $25). Toasty, spicy notes accent bright, crisp citrus, green apple, and tropical fruit. With brisk acidity, this Chardonnay has a long, mouthwatering finish.

Sonoma-Cutrer 2015 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County; $22). This elegant, chiseled Chardonnay is subtle and lighter-bodied, with oak well in the background. Lemon-lime flavors and mouthwatering acidity make it extremely versatile at the table-even with oysters.

Stoller Family 2015 Estate Grown Reserve Chardonnay (Dundee Hills; $35). Chalky minerality and laserlike acidity keep bright green apple and underripe pear flavors crisp and refreshing.

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2015 Wetzel Family Estate Grown Chardonnay (Alexander Valley, Sonoma County; $18)

Artesa 2015 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Los Carneros, Napa Valley; $35)

Artesa 2015 Block 92 Estate Chardonnay (Los Carneros, Napa Valley; $50)

Baileyana 2015 Firepeak Chardonnay (Edna Valley; $28)

Barra Family Vineyards 2015 "Mia Bea" Chardonnay (Mendocino; $22)

Black Stallion Estate 2015 Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $ 19)

Cinnabar 2015 Chardonnay (Monterey; $20)

D & L Carinalli Vineyards 2015 Estate Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $20)

DeLoach Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $20)

Dusk To Dawn 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $25)

Edna Valley Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay (Central Coast; $15)

Ernest 2015 Black Emerald Vineyard "The Bombardier" Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $42)

Ferrari-Carano 2015 "Dominique" Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $38)

Ferrari-Carano 2015 Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $23)

Fess Parker 2015 "Ashley's" Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills; $40)

Handley Cellars 2015 Estate Chardonnay (Anderson Valley; $25)

J. Lohr Estates 2015 "Riverstone" Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco, Monterey; $14)

Jordan 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $32)

Kenneth Volk Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County; $30J

Lucky Star 2015 Chardonnay (California; $12)

MacMurray Estate 201S Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $20)

Meiomi 2015 Chardonnay (Sonoma County, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County; $21J

Mossback 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $18)

Pennyroyal Farm 2015 "Hammer Olsen" Chardonnay (Anderson Valley; $35)

Poseidon Vineyard 2015 Estate Grown Chardonnay (Carneros, Napa Valley; $26)

Raeburn 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $20)

Raymond 2015 Reserve Selection Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $20)

Rutherford Ranch 2015 Reserve Chardonnay (Carneros, Napa Valley; $25)

Ryder Estate 2015 Chardonnay (Central Coast, California; $14)

Scott Family Estate 2015 Chardonnay ICarneros, Napa Valley; $25)

Soda Rock 2015 Reserve Chardonnay (Alexander Valley; $28)

Thirty-Seven 2015 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $24)

Van Duzer 2015 Bieze Vineyard Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills; $34)

Viansa 2015 Reserve Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $30)

Wente Vineyards 2015 Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco, Monterey; $22)


* Dona Paula 2016 "Los Cardos" Chardonnay (Mendoza, Argentina; $10). Tart green apple and juicy pear marry in a high-acid, low-oak Chardonnay that's simple, clean, and refreshing.

Eberle 2016 Eberle Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Paso Robles; $24)

Page Mill Winery 2016 Chandler Vineyard Chardonnay (Livermore Valley; $24)

Robert Oatley 2016 "Finisterre" Chardonnay (Margaret River, Australia; $25)


L'Ecole No 41 2016 Old Vines Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley; $15)


* Meadowcroft 2016 French Colombard (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $26). Light and bright, with sweet, delicate pear and citrus notes, keen balance, and a lively finish.


* Lazy Creek Vineyards 2016 Gewurztraminer (Anderson Valley; $22). Lush but not heavy, with loads of Gewurztraminer personality: candied ginger, white rose petal, orange blossom, pink peppercorns, and juicy peach.

Halleck Vineyard 2016 Saralee's Vineyard Dry Gewurztraminer (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $45). Lemon-cream pie, juicy peach, and dried-apricot flavors are accented by hints of cinnamon and caramel, with a crisp, lovely fruit-to-acid balance.

Navarro Vineyards 2016 Dry Gewurztraminer (Anderson Valley, Mendocino; $22). A gentle, refreshing spritz lifts this sleek, dry wine with citrus, fresh-cut grass, and rose-petal complexity.

Stolo Family Vineyards 2016 Anno di Bella Estate Gewurztraminer (San Luis Obispo County; $25). Pert acidity adds energy to pink grapefruit and citrusy Buddha's-hand flavors in this lean, dry, light-on-its-feet refresher.

Handley Cellars 2015 Estate Gewurztraminer (Anderson Valley; $22)


* Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Smaragd Estate Grown Gruner Veltliner (Umpqua Valley, Oregon; $32). Juicy green-apple and Asian-pear fruit gets a sprinkling of candied ginger in this clean, positively refreshing wine. Enjoy with spicy fare.


Starfield Vineyards 2016 Marsanne (El Dorado; $24)


Folie a Deux Winery 2015 "Menage a Trois" Moscato (California; $12)

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown Moscato (Clarksburg; $15)


* Foris 2016 Estate Grown Pinot Blanc (Rogue Valley, Oregon; $ 15). Complex aromas and flavors of litchi, pear, lime, and grapefruit ride a wave of refreshing acidity in this lip-smacking white.

Helioterra 2015 Pinot Blanc (Willamette Valley, Oregon; $ 18)

Isolani Winery 2016 Pinot Blanc (Monterey County; $21)

Winter's Hill 2015 Estate Grown Reserve Pinot Blanc (Dundee Hills, Oregon; $29)


* Joel Gott 2015 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon; $16). Soft, subtle, and pleasingly sweet, with inviting floral aromas, light-bodied citrus and apple fruit, purity, and freshness.

Acrobat 2016 Pinot Gris (Oregon; $14). This expressive Pinot Gris has an inviting floral nose followed by a palate of peach, ruby grapefruit, and other citrus, with crisp acidity and a shake of white pepper.

A to Z Wineworks 2015 Pinot Gris (Oregon; $15). Alsatian in style, this Gris is pleasantly viscous on the palate, with energetically ripe apple and peach flavors. Deep and rich, it delivers a lot of bang for the buck.

Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2016 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley; $18). This dry, full-bodied, and complex wine has pear, peach, citrus, and apple flavors backed by vibrant acidity. It would be a fine foil for Chinese chicken salad.

Handley Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris (Anderson Valley; $20). Bartlett pear, litchi, and Golden Delicious apple unfold in this complex, sophisticated wine. A trace of vanilla adds to the mouth-feel, and the finish is lingering and bright.

Kim Crawford 2016 Pinot Gris (Marlborough, New Zealand; $17). Distinctive for its earthy pine-needle and sage aromas followed by a generous melon, pear, and honey character-an intriguing white, not at all simple.

Kim Crawford 2015 Small Parcels "Favourite Homestead" Pinot Gris (Marlborough, New Zealand; $28). This Sauvignon Blanc-like white is zesty and elegant, with fresh tangerine, peach, and pithy citrus fruit on a racy, acid-driven frame.

King Estate 2016 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley; $19). Pretty, elegant, and dry, this Pinot Gris has complex chamomile, lemon tea, peach, and melon characteristics, with juicy acidity and a long finish.

Avisteile 2016 Pinot Gris (Lodi, California; $16)

Babich 2016 Pinot Gris (Marlborough; $15)

Barefoot NV Pinot Grigio (American; $7)

Cline Family Cellars 2016 Estate Grown Pinot Gris (Sonoma Coast; $ 15)

Ferrari-Carano 2016 Pinot Grigio (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $14)

Foris 2016 Pinot Gris (Rogue Valley, Oregon; $14)

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2016 Emerald Label Pinot Grigio (California; $ 16)

Gifft 2016 Pinot Grigio (Monterey County; $ 18)

Henry Estate Winery 2016 Pinot Gris (Umpqua Valley, Oregon; $ 16)

Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery 2016 Estate Grown "0.5[degrees] Brix" (Carmel Valley; $22)

J Vineyards and Winery 2016 Pinot Gris (California; $18)

King Estate 2015 Domaine Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley; $29)

Lost River Winery 2015 Pinot Gris (Columbia Valley; $16)

Luna Vineyards 2016 Estate Reserve Pinot Grigio (Napa Valley; $36)

Noble Vines 2016 "152" Pinot Grigio (San Bernabe, Monterey; $13)

Oak Knoll 2014 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon; $14)

Oregon Territory 2016 Pinot Gris (Oregon; $ 19)

Pike Road Vineyards 2015 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley; $ 16)

Puffin 2016 Pinot Gris (Oregon; $21)

R. Stuart and Co. 2015 "Big Fire" Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley; $ 18)

Tangent 2015 Paragon Vineyard Pinot Gris (Edna Valley; $ 17)

The Naked Grape NV Pinot Grigio (California; $5)

The Original Dark Horse 2016 Pinot Grigio (California; $10)

Thirty-Seven 2015 Pinot Gris (Sonoma Coast; $22)

Van Ruiten Family Vineyards 2016 Pinot Grigio (Lodi; $10)

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2015 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon; $ 17)


* Handley Cellars 2016 Riesling (Anderson Valley; $22). Lemon and lime flavors-and their bracing citrus acidity-meet honeysuckle richness in this racy wine with a forever finish,

Trefethen Family Vineyards 2016 Dry Riesling (Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley; $25). Spiced-apple, Asian-pear, apricot, and lime flavors ride a wave of racy acidity in this full-flavored Riesling with a persistent finish.

Anam Cara Cellars 2013 Nicholas Estate Riesling (Chehalem Mountains, Oregon; $22)

Girardet 2015 Estate Grown Riesling (Umpqua Valley; $ 15)

Imagery Estate Winery 2016 "Upper Ridge" Riesling (Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak; $26)

Navarro Vineyards 2016 Riesling (Anderson Valley, Mendocino; $22)

Play 2015 Riesling (Washington; $18)


Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen 2015 "Eroica" Riesling (Columbia Valley; $20)

Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Evergreen Vineyard "Traditions" Riesling (Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley, Washington; $13)


* Pacific Rim 2015 "J" Riesling (Columbia Valley; $11). Pure Riesling characteristics of candied lime and apricot are braced by racy acidity in this quintessential New World Riesling that's a steal to boot.

The Seeker 2015 Riesling (Mosel, Germany; $14). Riesling's classic whiff of petrol mixes with white-flower aromas; bright lime flavors carry through a long finish.

Cinder 2016 Off-Dry Riesling (Snake River Valley; $ 18)

Fetzer 2014 "Goosefoot Road" Riesling (Monterey County; $10)

J. Lohr 2016 "Bay Mist" White Riesling (Monterey County; $10)


* Meadowcroft 2016 Louvau Vineyard Roussanne (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $28). Juicy peach, melon, and citrus fruit is slightly creamy on the midpalate, followed by a long, brisk, spicy finish.


Robert Mondavi Winery 2013 To Kalon Vineyard Estate Grown Reserve Fume Blanc (Napa Valley; $50)


* Prophecy 2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $14). Classic Kiwi Sauvignon, with racy acidity and flavors of gooseberry, passion fruit, and lemon-lime-brisk and refreshing.

Buttonwood Winery & Vineyard 2015 Signature Blend Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Ynez Valley; $18)

Morande 2015 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley, Chile; $13)

Nga Waka Vineyard 2015 "Three Paddles" Sauvignon Blanc (Martinborough, New Zealand; $15)

Rova 2015 Lovall Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley; $19)

Wente Vineyards 2015 "Louis Mel" Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc (Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay; $15)


* Echo Bay 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $12). A touch of green pepper and some fresh herbs join gooseberry and lime in this zesty, high-acid charmer.

Mill Creek 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $23). Steely and dry, this Sauvignon delivers succulent tangerine, lime, and grapefruit aromas and flavors, plus subtle grassiness, and vibrant acidity.

Roth Estate 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County; $15). This crowd-pleaser opens with vivid floral aromas followed by a palate of lime, melon, and tropical fruit; a hint of fresh sage; and crisp, juicy acidity.

Seaglass 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Barbara County; $12). This one straddles the line between lean and racy, fruity and rich, making it a party-pleaser for those who don't love the variety's inherent assertiveness. Grapefruit, lime, and tangerine flavors are ripe and mouth-filling.

Trinity River Vineyards 2016 "Stargazer Barn" Sauvignon Blanc (Willow Creek, Humboldt County; $21). Humboldt County scores with this intriguing, stainless steel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc, with 5 percent Semillon adding weight to its racy citrus fruit. A saline note enhances the aromas and long finish (begging for oysters).

Villa Maria 2016 "Private Bin" Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $17). Cool-climate provenance shows here in bracing acidity tempered by a touch of sweetness. Bold green-flesh melon, ruby-grapefruit, and lemon-lime flavors are pleasantly peppery and herbal.

Villa Maria 2016 Taylors Pass Vineyard Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $26). Pungent aromas and flavors of grapefruit, passion fruit, melon, and leafy herbs are textbook Marlborough Sauvignon; a kiss of sweetness adds to the pleasant palate weight.

Benziger Family Winery 2016 Frank Johnson Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley; $26)

Blackbird Vineyards 2016 "Dissonance" Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley; $32)

Charles Krug 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (St. Helena, Napa Valley; $18)

Cupcake Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $13)

Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley; $20)

Efeste 2016 Evergreen Vineyard "Feral" Sauvignon Blanc (Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley; $20)

Esk Valley 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $15)

Evans & Tate 2016 "Fresh as a Daisy" Sauvignon Blanc (Australia; $13)

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Ferrari-Carano 2016 Fume Blanc Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County; $14)

Flora Springs 2016 Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley; $26)

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2016 Yellow Label Sauvignon Blanc (California; $15)

Giesen 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $14)

Lava Cap 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (El Dorado, Sierra Foothills; $18)

Navarro Vineyards 2016 "128 Cuvee" Sauvignon Blanc (Anderson Valley, Mendocino; $19)

Pech Merle 2016 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Big Valley, Lake County; $17)

R Collection by Raymond 2016 Lot No. 4 Sauvignon Blanc (California; $ 15)

Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards 2016 "Charlotte's Home" Sauvignon Blanc (Northern Sonoma, Sonoma County; $ 17)

Schug 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma Coast; $20)

St. Francis 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County; $17)

The Seeker 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $14)

Tin Barn Vineyards 2016 Hi Vista Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Carneros, Sonoma County; $21)

Trinity River Vineyards 2016 "Kingfisher" Sauvignon Blanc (Willow Creek, Humboldt County; $18)

Villa Maria 2016 Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $ 17)

Vina Robles 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles; $16)

Whitehall Lane 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Rutherford, Napa Valley; $22)

* Aimee 2016 American Oak Semillon (Napa Valley; $19). Super-luscious and creamy, this white has intense peach character, background oak, and a mouthwatering finish that makes it a beautiful food wine.

* L'Ecole No 412015 Semillon (Columbia Valley; $15). Unfolding flavors of peach, pear, fig, and grapefruit are accented by almond notes and, surprisingly, an intriguing hint of tobacco. This one is bright, clean, and succulent.

Aimee 2016 French Oak Semillon (Napa Valley; $19)


Moravia Wines 2016 Dry Symphony (California; $18)


* Wise Villa Winery 2016 Torrontes (Alta Mesa, Sierra Foothills; $32). Juicy peach and pear fruit drive this big-flavored but balanced and refreshing wine, with a lively, spritzy finish.


* Paskett Winery 2016 Silvaspoons Vineyard Verdelho (Lodi; $27). Thirst-quenching on a hot day, this floral, white-grapefruit-driven wine has a pleasing salty edge, making it a great mate for shellfish.


Bella Grace Vineyards 2016 Vermentino (Shenandoah Valley, California; $25)


* J. Lohr 2016 Limited Release "Gesture" Viognier (Paso Robles; $30). A big and beautiful white, with effusive white-flower and honeysuckle aromas; flavors of ripe pear, peach, and tangerine; and richness cut by crunchy acidity.

Eberle 2016 Mill Road Vineyard Viognier (Paso Robles; $26). Floral aromas and flavors of peach, yellow-flesh plum, and orange zest distinguish this spirited wine. It's at once rich and refreshing, with a generous midpalate and a crisp finish.

J. Rickards Winery 2016 Salem Ranch Viognier (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $24). Viognier's lovely floral character is pronounced in this wine, which is sleek and focused in its pear and peach flavors. The finish is succulent, spicy, and refreshing.

Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy's Vineyard Viognier (Knights Valley, Sonoma County; $24). Textbook honeysuckle and peach aromas lead to a lush but bright palate of yellow peach, grilled pineapple, citrus, and honeyed apple. A hint of vanilla lingers on the crisp finish.

Pech Merle 2016 Salem Vineyard Viognier (Dry Creek Valley; $33). Dry and juicy, this is a lively wine with Key-lime and Asian-pear flavors, creamy texture, and an elegant, lingering finish.

Landa Vineyards 2015 Estate Grown Viognier (Sonoma Valley; $38)

Record Family Wines 2016 Viognier (Paso Robles; $22)


Duck Pond 2016 Pinot Noir Blanc (Umpqua Valley, Oregon; $20)

Left Coast 2016 Estate White Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon; $24)


DeLille Cellars 2015 "Chaleur Blanc" (Columbia Valley; $39)


* Anaba 2015 "Turbine White" (Sonoma Valley; $32). Complex layers unfold in this elegant, fresh blend of Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, and Roussanne. Bright acidity carries nectarine, clove-studded pear, and citrus flavors, with a subtle toastiness from partial aging in neutral oak barrels.

* Southwest Wine Center 2016 Yavapai College Vineyard "Sunlight" (Arizona; $25). Students at Yavapai College's Southwest Wine Center in Arizona produced this juicy-fruit gem. It's floral, rich, and creamy, with admirable complexity and a crisp finish.

Ascension Cellars 2016 "Enchantress" (Paso Robles; $39). Take a trip to the tropics with this fruity white blend, with its peach-cobbler, pineapple, guava, and apple aromas and flavors. A slight sweetness is balanced by crisp acidity.

Domaine Artefact 2016 Estate "Les Beaux Blancs" (San Diego County; $34). Viognier's pear, peach, and honeysuckle perfume stand out in this wine, with Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Roussanne adding structure, citrus, and melon notes. With bracing acidity, this wine is pretty, fresh, and appealing.

Eberle 2016 "Cotes-du-Robles Blanc" (Paso Robles; $24). Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, and Viognier join forces in this lively wine with white-flower aromas and juicy flavors of peach, apricot, and apple. Zesty acidity completes the refreshing package.

Montemaggiore 2016 "3Divas" Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne (Sonoma County; $25). Three Rhone Valley varieties marry harmoniously in this racy wine with white-peach, pear, nectarine, and citrus verve. Aging in neutral French oak adds texture without mitigating the wine's vibrancy.

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2015 Cellar Select Artist Series "Companions" (Columbia Valley; $30)

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2015 GRV (Columbia Valley; $25)

J. Lohr 2016 Limited Release "Gesture" RVG Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Viognier (Paso Robles; $35)

Quady North 2016 "Pistoleta" (Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon; $20)

Trattore 2016 Marsanne, Roussanne (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $35)


* Huston Vineyards 2016 "Chicken Dinner White" (Idaho; $ 16). Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit and sweet muscat dominate, with a vibrant floral character and long finish full of peaches and pineapple.

Flying Leap Vineyards 2015 "Trio" (Cochise County, Arizona; $33). This blend of Grenache Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, and Picpoul Blanc has expansive floral aromas; a pert palate of tangerine, green apple, and anise; and a zesty finish.

Krause & Schnerr Family Cellars 2015 "Laissez Faire" Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc (Snake River Valley; $16). Delicate yet bright apricot and peach flavors, with mouthwatering acidity on a lingering finish.

Chronic Cellars 2015 "Eunice X" Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne (Central Coast; $15)

Fathers & Daughters Cellars 2015 "The Dance" White Field Blend (Anderson Valley, California; $28)

Macchia 2016 "Ludicrous" (California; $25)

Vina Robles 2015 "White4" (Paso Robles; $16)

Westwood 2016 Annadel Gap Vineyard Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay (Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County; $36)


* Navarro Vineyards 2016 "Edelzwicker" (Anderson Valley, Mendocino; $16). This blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris offers citrus-blossom, honeysuckle, stone-fruit, and apple personality. It's bright, juicy, and easygoing.
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