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2015 Aveleda Fonte Vinho Verde ($6):A blend of Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto and Azal Branco grapes, this is bracing, with citrus and green apple notes.
2015 La Vieille Ferme CÃ´tes du Luberon Blanc ($8): From RhÃ´ne’s southernmost zone, this is fresh and peachy.
2014 Hogue Cellars Columbia Valley Riesling ($10): Citrus and peach flavors mark this lovely off-dry bargain.
2015 Elsa Bianchi Mendoza TorrontÃ©s ($9): Orange blossom and minerals mark this delicious white from one of the coolest areas in Mendoza’s San Rafael subregion.
2015 MarquÃ©s de CÃ¡ceres Ruedo Verdejo ($9): A citrus and floral-tinged Verdejo from esteemed Rioja producer MarquÃ©s de CÃ¡ceres.
2015 Anselmo Mendes PÃ¡ssaros Vinho Verde Loureiro ($10): Loaded with bright, zippy lime and green pear flavors, this refreshing white is a terrific value.
2016 Indaba Western Cape Chenin Blanc ($10): Lemon-lime and herb flavors mark this refreshing white.
2015 Berger Kremstal GrÃ¼ner Veltliner ($10 for 1 liter): Sealed with an easy-to-pop crown cap, this zesty one-liter bottling makes a great summer white.
2013 Le Jaja de Jau Pays d'Oc Sauvignon Blanc ($9): Tart and refreshing, with lime and grapefruit flavors.
2015 Fontana Candida Frascati Superiore Secco ($9): Fresh and fragrant, with citrus, peach and floral flavors.
2015 Condes de Albarei Rias Baixas AlbariÃ±o ($10): An ideal summer sipper, this AlbariÃ±o features light, zesty green apple notes and a salty kick.
2014 Luis Pato Bairrada Maria Gomes ($10): Fragrant pear and nectarine flavors have a mineral-rich finish in this Portuguese white.
NV Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva ($9): This low-priced gem is packed with green apple and citrus.
Wines Under $15
2014 d'Arenberg The Stump Jump McLaren Vale White ($12): A medium-bodied blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne, and Roussanne that's packed with fruit flavor.
2015 Santa Carolina Casablanca Reserva Chardonnay ($10): The Casablanca Valley’s cooler climate imparts a nice vibrancy to ripe apricot and peach flavors.
2015 Maculan Pino & Toi Veneto ($12): A peachy, floral blend of Toi (formerly known as Tocai), Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio at a super price.
2015 Yalumba Y Series Unwooded South Australia Chardonnay ($10): An exotic wild yeast-fermented rendition of the classic grape from South Australia.
2015 Santa Rita Casablanca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc ($12): Consistently an amazing value, this Sauvignon Blanc is loaded with fragrant lime, herb and tropical flavors.
2015 Veramonte Casablanca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc ($10): Bold tropical aromas are followed by lime flavors.
2015 Gassier Cercius CostiÃ¨res de NÃ®mes Blanc ($13): A juicy blend of Grenache Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
2015 The Chard Project California Chardonnay ($13): An appealing everyday Chardonnay with ample yellow apple flavors at an incredible value.
2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Clarksburg Chenin Blanc ($12): Made with grapes from a vineyard located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, this features lively citrus tones.
2014 Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon Edna Valley Chardonnay ($12): A great everyday white, bursting with refreshing green apple and citrus notes.
2014 Geyser Peak Winery California Sauvignon Blanc ($10): This zesty, always delicious white offers exuberant lime, sweet melon and grass flavors.
2014 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Gris ($14): A great value, with bright apple and lime on the palate.
2014 King Estate Acrobat Oregon Pinot Gris ($13): A great value; full of satiny quince, nut and apple flavors.
2014 Lamoreaux Landing Finger Lakes Dry Riesling ($12): This white’s robust peach flavors are deliciously juicy and made vivid by bright acidity.
2014 Familia Zuccardi Serie A Salta TorrontÃ©s ($14): Aromatic lime zest is up front in this vibrant white.
2014 Ken Forrester Petit Stellenbosch Chardonnay ($12): A creamy, aromatic white from renowned South African vintner Ken Forrester.
2015 FranÃ§ois Chidaine Touraine Sauvignon Blanc ($13): Biodynamically farmed vines yielded this tangy, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc with a smooth texture and notes of herb.
2015 ChÃ¢teau de Saint Cosme Little James’ Basket Press Vin de Pays d’Oc ($13): This unusual, crisply delicious blend of lush, tropical Viognier and zesty Sauvignon Blanc comes at a compellingly low price.
2015 Inama Soave Classico ($14): Citrusy and refreshing, this Soave boasts a round texture and loads of minerals on the finish.
2015 Catena Alamos Mendoza Chardonnay ($9): Oak aging adds a vanilla note to tangy citrus and pear flavors.
2015 Los Vascos Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($9): Zippy and refreshing, with savory lime and grass flavors.
2015 Paul Cluver Elgin GewÃ¼rztraminer ($13): Superaromatic, this expressive wine shows a lovely purity and a hint of sweetness in its vivacious fig and floral notes.
2015 Tasca d’Almerita Sicilia Regaleali Bianco ($12): Almerita’s Regaleali estate turns out this fresh, floral-edged blend of three native grapes.
2014 Pierre Sparr Alsace Pinot Blanc ($13): Fresh apple and pear notes mark this food-friendly wine.
2011 Bonterra Vineyards North Coast Riesling ($12): Tangy and fresh, with subtly sweet apple and citrus notes.
2015 Mulderbosch Western Cape Chenin Blanc ($13): Bursting with intense zesty lime and green apple flavors.
2014 Hugel Alsace Gentil ($14): This filigreed, aromatic white blend has lots of personality.
2015 Domaine de la PÃ©piÃ¨re Muscadet de SÃ¨vre-et-Maine Sur Lie ($14): A fabulous bargain, this fresh, captivating wine is made with grapes from old vines.
2015 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Navarra Chardonnay ($13): Silky baked pear and stone fruit mark this great-value white.
2014 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve California Chardonnay ($13): Straightforward citrus flavors are rich yet focused in this tasty KJ white.
2015 CousiÃ±o-Macul Isidora Maipo Sauvignon Gris ($14): Lemon-lime flavors reveal a pleasant trace of sweetness in this Chilean white.
2014 Trimbach Alsace Pinot Blanc ($14): The addition of some Auxerrois contributes a bit of fruitiness to this racy, citrusy Pinot Blanc.
2015 Backsberg Estate Cellars Paarl Kosher Chardonnay ($14): A refreshing unoaked white full of apricot and lemon flavors.
2014 CVNE Monopole Rioja Blanco ($13): Zippy acidity and ripe melon and citrus notes make this a textbook introduction to the Viura grape.
2014 Giesen Marlborough Riesling ($12): Pleasantly accessible, with bold peach, apple and lime tones.
NV Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut ($13): Crisp and bright, with zippy lemon and apple accents.
2015 Matetic Corralillo San Antonio Sauvignon Blanc ($15): Marked by vivacious passion fruit and grapefruit.
2014 Villa Matilde Rocca dei Leoni Campania Falanghina ($15): This well-priced wine bursts with white peach and citrus notes.
2015 Domaine Skouras Peloponnese Moscofilero ($15): An expressive honeysuckle nose and zesty citrus palate define this charming, summer-perfect white.
2014 Momo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($15): A racy mix of mineral, herb, and citrus flavors.
2015 Buitenverwachting Constantia Sauvignon Blanc ($15): A firm backbone of acidity and brisk grass and mineral flavors.
2015 Simonsig Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc ($15): There’s an appealing green apple note amid citrus flavors.
2014 Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes AbbÃ©s Alsace Pinot Blanc ($15): Schlumberger’s basic wines, including this medium-bodied Pinot Blanc, offer terrific quality.
2015 Alois Lageder Alto Adige Pinot Grigio ($15): A fragrant, mineral white that makes a strong case for the Pinot Grigio grape.
2013 Lungarotti Torre di Giano Bianco di Torgiano ($15): A graceful, refreshing blend with floral, pear and apple tones and a subtle effervescence.
2015 ViÃ±a Nora Rias Baixas AlbariÃ±o ($15): Its clean, minerally lemon-lime flavors are tangy and brisk.
2015 MartÃn CÃ³dax AlbariÃ±o ($15): This widely available bottling makes a great introduction to AlbariÃ±o, with zesty lime and herb flavors and a hint of fizz.
2015 DomÃ¤ne Wachau Terrassen GrÃ¼ner Veltliner Federspiel ($15): Terrassen bottlings come from terraced vineyards, which yield intense, focused wines, like this citrusy example.
2014 Foxglove Central Coast Chardonnay ($15): The prestigious Santa Barbara region is the main source of the grapes used in this zesty, unoaked white.
2015 Cape Mentelle Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon ($15): A grassy, crisp white with lime and lanolin notes.
2015 Leitz Eins Zwei Dry Rheingau Riesling ($15): This fun, entry-level dry Riesling is a steal, loaded with minerality and pithy lime tones.
2011 DoÃ±a Paula Estate Salta TorrontÃ©s ($15): An intense jasmine nose is followed by compelling white peach and succulent tropical flavors.
NV Avinyo Cava Reserva Brut ($15): This classic Spanish sparkler is vibrant and toasty at the same time.
NV Gruet New Mexico Brut ($15): Among the best value sparkling wines made anywhere, this shows a refreshing mix of citrus and green pear.