Must-Try Summer Whites Under $25

Drink in the last days of the warm season with these top-scoring, priced-right pours


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 91 Andis 2012 Herzog Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Clarksburg)

Starts with Tahitian vanilla bean, pear and rose aromas, then layers of orange and lemon zest in an off-dry package, $19.

 91 Ross Andrew  2011 Meadow White Wine (Washington-Oregon)

This (mostly) Pinot Blanc has notes of apple, spice and flowers, $18.   

91 Xurus 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (Lake County)

Tastes of crème brûlée with a delicious twist of lime, with some heft on the finish. A come-hither for food, $23.

90 Aveleda 2012 Quinta da Aveleda (Vinho Verde)

Dry and delicious, this is very food-friendly, with notes of lemon and grapefruit. Aveleda Imports, $9.

89 Sineann 2012 Wy’East Vineyard Pinot Gris  (Columbia Gorge)

Aromatically distinctive with notes of peanut shells and dried apricot. A hair off dry, it’s broad and textured with vibrant acidity, $20.

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