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Oyster Bay Pinot Grigio 2012
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand $18.95 (326090) 12.0% alcohol
Floral notes and orange zest aromas herald a racy, tangy mouthful of lip-smacking acidity mingling with green apple and hints of stone fruit. It’s light on its feet with good mouth feel and a brief racy, refreshing aftertaste. This pair well with a fresh green salad under light vinaigrette and grilled chicken strips. (Vic Harradine)

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Tenuta di Salviano Orvieto Classico Superiore 2012
DOC Orvieto Classico Superiore, Umbria, Italy $14.95 (714188) 13.0% alcohol
This is a top-drawer white blend from one of Italy’s most famous wine families. Aromas of bananas, floral notes and wisps of tropical fruit introduce this light-medium bodied, creamy smooth gem. Crisp refreshing waves of grapefruit, lemon and peach bathe the palate, infusing the mouth-watering finish. There’s crisp green apple and herbaceous notes as well on the aftertaste. A lovely white for sipping or poured with lighter-styled sea food like pan-seared scallops; it’s very well priced. (Vic Harradine)