We’ve compiled a list of great white wines under $20 that was created by the people at Swirl, a leading wine appraiser and interactive smart phone applications. Available on the Droid, Swirl is a walking bible of great wine information with where to buy, what to buy, extensive explanations on grape varieties and food pairings with many of the recommended wines. Check out these great white wines for a great price.
Columbia Reisling, Washington State
Notes: full flavored, rich, refreshing and crisp acidity. Pairs with spicy fare, seafood, fruit dishes, rich cheeses.
Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast, CA.
Pairs with artichoke dip, sushi, salads.
Columbia Crest Semillon, Oregon.
Notes: rich, heavy, oak, creamy.
Castello del Poggio Muscat Blanc Sparkling Wine, 2007 Italy.
Notes: sweet, well balanced, refined fruitiness. A staple of the Olive Garden. Seriously, we mentioned the Olive Garden.
Tormaresca Chadonnay, 2006 Puglia Italy.
Notes: citrus & exotic fruits, dry finish. Pairs with fish and chicken.
Concha Y Toro, Chile.
Notes: fruit, oak, caramel, spices, toasty oak, flavorful, pear and citrus. Pairs with fish and chicken.
Zaca Mesa Viognier, 2006 Central Coast, CA.
Notes: fruits, peach, citrus, apple, floral, excellent nose, light for a viognier. Pairs with sushi and Vietnamese cuisine.
Feudi di San Gregori, 2006 Italy.
Notes: fruit, crisp, citrus, minerals, almonds, complexity, very drinkable.
Swanson Pinot Grigio, 2008 Napa, CA.
Notes: oak, minerals, pinot, flowers, crisp, tropical. Pairs with seafood, light pasta dishes, cheese and crackers.
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 Sonoma CA.
Notes: tropical fruit, spices, citrus, pineapple. Pairs with sushi and salads.
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