Four unexpectedly delicious spring white wines

As you may have noticed, spring has been threatening to commence here in Denver for the past several weeks. In spite of the fact that our split-personality-disorder-of-a-weather-pattern may at any moment revert to what we should have been subjected to since February, our seasonal wine drinking habits don't seem to have noticed. Because ever since a spate of succulent, sun-soaked days descended upon us more than a month ago, our cravings for a lighter style of vino have bordered on incessant.

And much like the unusually balmy temps we delighted in, we've lately stumbled upon a veritable avalanche of equally unique, highly memorable wines that made us remember that there's a whole universe of whites out there just waiting to be savored from now until....well, forever. Many of these stunners are not your everyday, run-of-the-mill grape varieties. You may never have heard of most, if not any of them. We doubt sincerely that you regularly consume them. Which is why we're about to let you in on some of the best kept secrets of the wine world, and help you see beyond your perhaps previously myopic enjoyment of chardonnay, pinot grigio, or straight-ahead sauvignon blanc. Read up on -- and then drink in earnest -- four singularly spectacular spring white wines.

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Kendra Anderson

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