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Central Coast
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The richness of this Central Coast white is due largely to lees stirring rather than oak. That's the technique whereby wine is made to mingle with the spent yeast cells, which helps generate a creamy, fatter mouth feel and greater length of flavour. This entry-level offering from Varner, known for several much more expensive wines, shows a lovely texture. And the lip-smacking acid gives it excellent lift. An impressively balanced, and well-priced, premium Californian. Try it with salmon.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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