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Yupples Rating:
90 of 100
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Review Date: 
January 18, 2010

This was a breath of fresh air.  It was nice to taste a complex and quality wine, and for a great price.  This wine is recommended.

Color: 
Light
Year: 
2007
Nose: 
Citrus
Palate: 
Good acidity; good mineral structure; lavender and lemon-lime citrus; a little creamy; smooth mid-palate with complexity
Yupples Rating:
95 of 100
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We tasted this wine with two other Chardonnays, in a Chardonnay flight.  This wine seemed to be the most powerful of the three wines.  What really brought out the wonderful characteristics and strength of this wine was what we ate with it- we had a Spanish-style shrimp dish sautéed with olive oil and generous amounts of garlic and red pepper flakes.  The wine held up to the dish marvelously and provided for a very symbiotic relationship between the food and the wine. each bringing out the best characteristics of the other. 

Color: 
Unknown- it was dark and we could not discern the color
Year: 
2006
Nose: 
Unique; a smell of car oil or a car mechanic
Palate: 
Nice minerality; some tartness; good arrangement and integration of fruit
Yupples Rating:
92 of 100
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Review Date: 
March 16, 2010

This Sauvignon Blanc was quite pleasing.  It was refreshing and packed with a lot of lively complexity and depth, with fresh grass, fresh acidity, tropical and citrus fruit and herbs.  This wine would be great with food or equally charming on its own. 

Color: 
Light
Year: 
2007
Nose: 
Fresh and vibrant; grass; citrus; tang
Palate: 
Herbaceous; tropical fruit; acidity; lime and grapefruit
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90 of 100
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Review Date: 
August 13, 2009
Color: 
Unknown- it was dark and we could not discern the color
Year: 
2005
Nose: 
Vegetal; light tar
Palate: 
A little bit of toast; quite a bit of white fruit; acidity with a rounded mouth feel but not a huge butter-ball
Yupples Rating:
88 of 100
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Review Date: 
February 19, 2010

The Turonia drank very much like a California Chardonnay.  This particular glass was almost creamy; however, the Turonia’s finish was slightly crisper than a CA Chard.  Even with its Chardonnay characteristics, which were not expectd, the wine was still very tasty.

Color: 
Yellowish-green
Year: 
2007
Nose: 
Floral; some apple
Palate: 
Rich; creamy; green apple; a little tropical fruit
Yupples Rating:
92 of 100
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This was a very nice example of the Chardonnay grape.  The wine was well balanced and came across organized and integrated.  The wine was fresh and refreshing, with minerality and fresh acidity that cleansed our palates with crisp cleanness. 

Color: 
Unknown, as we were sitting outside at night with minimal light and could not accurately assess the color.
Year: 
2005
Nose: 
Floral; light stone fruit; lychee
Palate: 
Minerality; wet stone; green apple and other fruits; well composed
Yupples Rating:
89 of 100
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This wine was ok.  It lacked a little of the desired structure due to such low amounts of acidity and tannins.  Thus, the wine seemed a little unfocused.  That being said, it went fantastically well with what we were eating- shrimp and then lobster- this was one of the better wines I have had paired with fish. 

Color: 
Light yellow; light straw
Year: 
2008
Nose: 
Pear; some lemon; tropical fruit; a tinge of sweetness
Palate: 
Lower acidity and tannin; metallic; sort of lacked structure and tasted kind of flabby; not as refreshing as desired
Yupples Rating:
83 of 100
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Review Date: 
January 17, 2010

Historically Soave was once a great wine of Italy, and unfortunately its reputation was affected due to poor quality and cheaper production.  While the quality of Soave has been increasing with some producers, this wine did not live up to expectations as one of Italy’s great Soave.  We were not very impressed with this wine.

Color: 
Light
Year: 
2008
Nose: 
Light with stone fruits and floral undertones throughout
Palate: 
More acidity than expected; minerality; ripe stone fruits; tar; decent balance
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90 of 100
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Review Date: 
June 19, 2009

We enjoyed this wine.  It could work well as a wine to have on a summer day with some appetizers or be consumed at a dinner with a light first course.

Color: 
Golden
Year: 
2008
Nose: 
Green fruit; white flower
Palate: 
Bold, rich white wine, with a smaller finish. Combination of pear and other green fruit and a little bit of skins and nice floral hints
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