Reasonably Priced White & Rose Wines?

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Reasonably Priced White & Rose Wines?

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It's summer time.... :)

Strong preference for Rieslings & Gewurtztraminers (sp?) over Chardonnays...I like my white and rose wines to be crisp and semi-dry, mostly...love notes of minerals and fruits in general....

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Non7WoodUser wrote:Bartles & Jaymes
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I highly recommend Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Light and fruity, not too sweet, and you can usually pick it up for $8-$10 (or $6-$7 if it's on sale!) Goes great with any fish dish, especially if it includes lemon or lime in the seasoning.

On that note, almost any New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc will meet your requests. Also see http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2010/07/t ... wines.html
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I suppose "reasonable" is in the eye of the beholder. But I think the NZ Sauvignons Blanc are excellent. Monkey Bay as referenced above, or Kim Crawford which is in the $14 range.
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Try some Vinho Verde, a great summer wine from Portugal. It's generally cheap ($10 or less) and has a bit of effervescence, but not as much as champagne. It's usually lighter on the alcohol content too.
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Rose: find a good wine merchant, select 4-5 different bottles from Provence (should be ~$10 +/- depending on the state taxes). Chill them all, open them all at once and taste. If one suits you, return and buy more. There is a lot of variation. Some are very fruity, others austere. No way to pick one for someone else.
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For notes of fruits and minerals as you mention in a white check out Indaba Chenin Blanc (South Africa). At only $9-$10 per bottle with a rating of 88 - it is one of the best values you will find. I bought a case recently for a party at the recommendation of one of my local wine stores and everyone loved it (and they weren't just being nice - I could tell by how quickly it was disappearing).
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Check with wine stores in your area. Many of them have regular monthly wine tastings, for free or a small charge.

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Chateau St Michele Savignon Blanc.
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I will second or third the recommendation for New Zealand sauvignon blancs, such as Kim Crawford. But I have noticed mixed reviews from female friends/acquaintances. Many find it too tart.
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Barefootgirl wrote:It's summer time.... :)

Strong preference for Rieslings & Gewurtztraminers (sp?) over Chardonnays...I like my white and rose wines to be crisp and semi-dry, mostly...love notes of minerals and fruits in general....

Thanks
Kung Fu Girl Riesling. Should be anywhere between $10-15. Excellent well-rounded bottle of wine.
La Vieille Ferme Rose. Easy drinking, should be under $10.

Also, I disagree with others that you would like Sauvignon Blancs, including those from New Zealand. These tend to be sharp, citrus-driven whites, with good minerality but totally bone dry (read: absolutely nothing like Rieslings and Gewurts). They will lack the fruit you desire, and will likely be too dry for your tastes. From your post above--if you want something other than Riesling/Gewurt--I would steer towards Pinot Grigio, French rhone white blends, and possibly some unoaked Chardonnay.

You may like Vino Verde. It is an excellent summer wine, easy to drink, very cheap, and has a lower alcohol percentage. Just be aware that many are very, very, mild as far as flavor goes. So you won't get anywhere near the fruit that you would in a Riesling/Gewurt. Trader Joes usually has 1 or 2 bottles available and they shouldn't be more than $7, sometimes as low as $4-5.

As far as rose goes, generally speaking you can judge by color. The lighter the hue, the less fruity and more citrus-driven it will be. The deeper the hue, the more fruit and semi-dry it will be. Hold it up to the light and look through the bottle to judge. French roses tend to be drier and less fruity than domestic. :beer
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Wollersheim Winery Prairie Fume'

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Not what you asked for, but this time of year we buy this Moscato by the case: http://www.lamorandina.com/en/moscato-d-asti-docg
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Barefootgirl wrote:...I like my white and rose wines to be crisp and semi-dry
Can't beat Marcus James Australian Chardonnay. Nicely balanced, easy drinking. Find it for $3 a bottle at US liquor stores (Canadians pay a lot more).

Their malbec is quite drinkable, too.

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Check out the Reverse Wine Snob:
http://www.reversewinesnob.com/
Here's an example of one of their lists:
http://www.reversewinesnob.com/best-whi ... er-20-2015
No shortage of ideas there.
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