I have spent the last week tasting through some inexpensive, white wines that have landed at my front door and, believe me, I have had some pretty bad bottles. In the midst of all of the not so good wines, I did manage to find a couple of bottles that are definitely worthy of uncorking (or unscrewing!). These next two wines are perfect for summer sipping and very easy on your wallet!
Big House 2011 Unchained Naked Chardonnay
Aromas of pear, green apples, and melon dominate this fruit forward white. Unoaked and uninhibited by boring, buttery flavors, this wine shines with tastes of pear, pineapple, white pepper, and lively acidity. Pair with shrimp, scallops, or a fruit salad. (B, $10)
Folonari 2010 Moscato
I am not a big Moscato fan but I can appreciate the refreshing flavors in this bottle. The nose has sweet pears and melon. The palate is sweet but not too sugary. Flavors of pear, melon, and honeysuckle will appeal to Moscato drinkers and a glass makes for a nice aperitif. (B, $9)