Must-Try Summer Whites Under $25
Drink in the last days of the warm season with these top-scoring, priced-right pours
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.