2015 Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling (20.00) 90

2015 Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling, 90 points

This remarkably consistent joint venture between CSM and German producer Ernie Loosen is a big success in this very ripe vintage. Fresh aromas of peach, lime, orange blossom and clove lead to a concentrated, just off-dry palate with a light touch, piquant spicy lift and sneaky length. (ST)

($20.00)
2015 Kunin Syrah ($24.00) 89

2015 Kunin Syrah, 89 points

Seth Kunin’s 2015 Syrah is loaded with succulent red cherry, plum and expressive floral notes that give the wine its plump, inviting personality. This open-knit Syrah will offer highly pleasurable drinking for at least the next few years. (AG)

($24.00)
2015 Torbreck Vintners Cuvée Juveniles ($25.00) 91

2015 Torbreck Vintners Cuvée Juveniles, 91 points

Torbreck’s Grenache-centric Cuvée Juveniles shows a surprisingly elegant side of this winery’s work. Its inspiration may be the southern Rhône, but this 2015 is classic Oz, with velvety texture and red and blue fruit character to burn. (JR)

($25.00)

 2015 Casa Smith Sangiovese Cinghiale Wahluke Slope & Rosebud Vineyards ($20.0) 90

2015 Casa Smith Sangiovese Cinghiale Wahluke Slope & Rosebud Vineyards, 90 points

With its wonderfully complex, intense aromas and flavors of dried cherry, red berries, rose petal, smoke and spices, and its classic dusty Sangiovese tannins and finishing energy, this gently priced Washington wine reminds me of a high-elevation Chianti Classico. (ST)

($20.00)
2014 Soos Creek Wine Cellars Sundance Red Wine ($20.00) 90

2014 Soos Creek Wine Cellars Sundance Red Wine, 90 points

This Cabernet Franc-dominant Bordeaux blend offers noteworthy perfume and pliancy for a producer’s “second wine.” With lovely lift to its cherry, spice and floral aromas; captivating flavors of cherry, currant, licorice, sage and nutmeg; and sweet, spreading tannins, it’s a tasty steal. (ST)

($20.00)
2014 Rasa Vineyards Occam's Razor Red Blend ($16.00) 89

2014 Rasa Vineyards Occam's Razor Red Blend, 89 points

Rasa Vineyards’ least pricey bottling is a copacetic blend of Syrah, Cabernet and seven other varieties from multiple vineyards. Aromas of plum, cherry, brown spices, tobacco and earth lead to energetic, delineated, youthfully tight flavors of sour cherry, pepper and spicy underbrush. (ST)

($16.00)

2016 Tua Rita Rosso di Notri ($19.00) 90

2016 Tua Rita Rosso di Notri, 90 points

Raspberry jam, red plum and rose petal notes are pushed forward in Tua Rita’s 2016 Rosso di Notri. Drink this voluptuous, racy Maremma red over the next few years. (AG)

($19.00)
2016 Efesté Sauvignon Blanc Feral Evergreen Vineyard, Ancient Lakes ($20.00) 91

2016 Efesté Sauvignon Blanc Feral Evergreen Vineyard, Ancient Lakes, 91 points

This wild yeast-fermented Sauvignon Blanc entices with its aromas of orange oil, lemon and star fruit. Compellingly dense and deep for a cool-climate Washington Sauvignon, it’s bone-dry, saline and penetrating, with a brisk grapefruit zest flavor complemented by a whiff of exotic fruits. (ST)

($20.00)
2015 Damiano Ciolli Cesanese di Olevano Romano Superiore Silene ($22.00) 92

2015 Damiano Ciolli Cesanese di Olevano Romano Superiore Silene, 92 points

A bright and perfumed red with aromas of raspberry, blood orange, field herbs and faded flowers. Turns dense and juicy, with flavors of ripe red fruit and delicate aromatic herbs. Lovely balance and soft tannins leave a suave mouthfeel behind on the long, resonating finish. (ID)

($22.00)

2016 Figuière Rosé Signature Magali ($18.00) 90

2016 Figuière Rosé Signature Magali, 90 points

A vibrant, sharply focused Figuière Rosé Signature Magali displays mineral-accented strawberry and orange zest qualities with excellent clarity and tension. Its flavor intensity and finesse allow it pull double duty as a highly flexible companion to a range of foods or as an aperitif. (JR)

($18.00)
J. Wilkes 2015 Pinot Blanc ($18.00) 89

J. Wilkes 2015 Pinot Blanc, 89 points

Bright, pointed and focused, with expressive orchard fruit and floral notes, the 2015 Pinot Blanc from J. Wilkes is a delicious and refreshing white to drink now and over the next few years. (AG)

($18.00)
2015 Yann Chave Crozes-Hermitage Blanc (25.00) 90

2015 Yann Chave Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, 90 points

A textbook northern Rhône white wine from an outstanding vintage, with ripe orange and pear qualities and succulent herb and floral nuances. Pliant and lush, in the style of the year, but lively as well, showing impressive length and resonating citrus fruit character. (JR)

($25.00)

Joey Tensley Wines 2015 Fundamental ($18.00) 89

Joey Tensley Wines 2015 Fundamental, 89 points

The 2015 Fundamental, a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Petit Sirah, is a knock-out value. Layers of inky dark fruit, mocha, plum, dark spice and leather are pushed forward in a succulent red that will provide immense pleasure right out of the gate. (AG)

($18.00)
2014 Rasa Vineyards Occam’s Razor ($16.00) 89

2014 Rasa Vineyards Occam’s Razor, 89 points

This entry-level red blend of nine varieties makes for an energetic midweight, offering complex aromas of plum, cherry, tobacco, brown spices and earth. Sharply delineated red fruit flavors are accentuated by pepper and a tangy note of sour cherry. (ST)

($16.00)
2014 The Paring Syrah ($25.00) 90

2014 The Paring Syrah, 90 points

The Paring’s 2014 Syrah (from Jonata estate fruit) is fabulous. Dark cherry, plum, white flowers and lavender meld together in a forward, fruit-driven wine to drink over the next few years. (AG)

($25.00)

2015 Tikal Patriota Malbec-Bonarda Mendoza ($20.00) 91

2015 Tikal Patriota Malbec-Bonarda Mendoza, 91 points

This splendid blend’s overlay of spicy oak enlivens its aromas and flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and licorice. At once silky, energetic and deep, it conveys a subtle sweetness to its fruit and finishes with easygoing tannins and a total absence of hard edges. (ST)

($20.00)
2016 Domaine Houchart Rosé Sainte-Victoire ($18.00) 90

2016 Domaine Houchart Rosé Sainte-Victoire, 90 points

This engagingly nervy, classic Côtes de Provence Rosé displays an array of mineral-accented red berry, citrus fruit and floral qualities. Blends power and finesse with a deft hand, which makes it a great match for all sorts of grilled fish and/or vegetables. (JR)

($18.00)
2015 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Appellation Paraje Altamira ($25.00) 91

2015 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Appellation Paraje Altamira, 91 points

This refined, high-altitude Mendoza Malbec offers brooding aromas of blueberry, blackberry and licorice pastille lifted by a chalky pungency. The vibrant, densely packed dark fruit flavors display captivating floral perfume. Finishes with seamless tannins and a whiplash of spices. A steal! (ST)

($25.00)

2015 Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon ($25.00) 91

2015 Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 points

This stylish, energetic Cabernet offers lively scents of redcurrant, raspberry, pungent herbs, licorice and menthol and a restrained sweetness to its savory currant, herb and spice flavors. Supple, seamless and impeccably balanced, it finishes with suave tannins and subtle rising length. (ST)

($25.00)
Vietti 2016 Roero Arneis ($22.00) 89

Vietti 2016 Roero Arneis, 89 points

White peach, apple, pear and jasmine abound in Vietti’s 2016 Roero Arneis. Drink this refreshing, bracing Piedmont white over the next year. (AG)

($22.00)
2016 Pierre-Marie Chermette/Vissoux Beaujolais Rosé Les Griottes ($16.00) 90

2016 Pierre-Marie Chermette/Vissoux Beaujolais Rosé Les Griottes, 90 points

This Gamay offers bright aromatics along with ripe tangerine, strawberry, candied rose and succulent herb flavors. Fleshy and dry on the palate, the 2016 finishes long, smooth and broad, with a bracing jolt of juicy acidity extending the finish. (JR)

($16.00)

2015 Bodega Garzón Tannat Reserve (17.00) 89

2015 Bodega Garzón Tannat Reserve, 89 points

The 2015 Bodega Garzón, a very distinctive Tannat from Uruguay, offers aromas and flavors of blackberry, licorice, violet and leather, plus a hint of crystallized fruit. Dense but light on its feet, creamy yet firm, this juicy, delineated wine finishes with smooth, palate-saturating tannins. (ST)

($17.00)
2016 Adegas Gran Vinum Esencia Diviña Rías Baixas ($24.00) 92

2016 Adegas Gran Vinum Esencia Diviña Rías Baixas, 92 points

From Spain’s Galician coast, this radiant, impeccably balanced and un-oaked white wine is made from the native Albariño variety. Displaying intense, sharply focused mineral, citrus fruit and floral character, it drinks like a high-class Chablis at a fraction the price. (JR)

($24.00)
2016 Domaine de Cala Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé ($15.00) 90

2016 Domaine de Cala Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé, 90 points

Bright, nervy and precise, this Rosé from Provence brims with juicy red berry, citrus and floral character underscored by lively minerality. Made from Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle, the 2016 is bold enough to serve with a range of foods while its vibrancy makes it delicious all by itself. (JR)

($15.00)

2016 Prà Soave Classico Otto ($20.00) 90

2016 Prà Soave Classico Otto, 90 points

Prà’s 2016 Soave Classico Otto is lovely. Fresh, flavorful and also a great value, the 2016 offers up a compelling range of apple and apricot flavors nicely lifted by harmonious acidity and a lingering nuance of buttercups and lilies. (ID)

($20.00)
2014 Rupert & Rothschild Classique ($18.00) 90

2014 Rupert & Rothschild Classique, 90 points

This sophisticated Bordeaux blend from South Africa entices with scents of musky raspberry, pomegranate, tobacco leaf and milk chocolate. Its perfumed flavors of silky red berries, graphite and cedary oak are framed by ripe acidity and accented by an herbal note. (ST)

($18.00)
Elio Altare 2015 Barbera d'Alba ($24.00) 89

Elio Altare 2015 Barbera d'Alba, 89 points

Altare’s 2015 Barbera d'Alba is a joyous bottle of wine. Dark red and bluish-hued stone fruits, lavender and sweet spices add complexity, but it is the wine's engaging, supple feel that makes it impossible to resist.

($24.00)

2015 De Morgenzon Chardonnay DMZ ($18.00) 89

2015 De Morgenzon Chardonnay DMZ, 89 points

This superb value leads off with alluring scents of stone fruits, honeysuckle, smoked meat and sweet oak, then delivers terrific spicy lift to its rich, ripe stone fruit and butterscotch flavors. Firming lemony acidity extends the wine’s finish and should allow for further development. (ST)

($18.00)
2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast ($24.00) 91

2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast, 91 points

Inky blue and purplish fruit, bacon fat, licorice, smoke, exotic spice and black pepper are some of the many notes that run through the 2015 Syrah North Coast. A huge, richly textured wine, the 2015 North Coast Syrah offers unreal quality for the money. (AG)

($24.00)
2015 Banshee Pinot Noir Sonoma County ($25.00) 90

2015 Banshee Pinot Noir Sonoma County, 90 points

Banshee’s 2015 Pinot Noir (Sonoma County) is gorgeous. Ripe dark cherry, plum, spice and leather are front and center. Drink this juicy, exuberant Sonoma Pinot over the next handful of years. (AG)

($25.00)

2015 Rudi Pichler Grüner Veltliner Federspiel ($25.00) 90

2015 Rudi Pichler Grüner Veltliner Federspiel, 90 points

Yellow split pea, green herbs on the nose carry over onto a silken-textured palate, joined by fresh apple juiciness, Faint alkalinity and bitterness of artichoke tug the finish in a slightly austere direction, adding further interest to this fresh, invigorating Grüner. (DS)

($25.00)
2015 Rustenberg Chardonnay ($20.00) 91

2015 Rustenberg Chardonnay, 91 points

This stunning South African Chardonnay offers alluring aromas of fresh peach, ginger, quinine and nutty vanillin oak. It’s glyceral-smooth in the mouth, showing a hint of exotic ripeness to its plush but lively stone and citrus fruit, marzipan and mineral flavors. (ST)

($20.00)
2015 Bodegas Viña Nora Albariño ($19.00) 91

2015 Bodegas Viña Nora Albariño, 91 points

Mineral-driven citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complicated by suggestions of white flowers, ginger and oyster shell in this sappy Albariño from Spain’s Rias Baixas. (JR)

($19.00)

2014 Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.00) 90

2014 Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 points

This stunning value in Cabernet delivers classic aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet and menthol, plus a whiff of wood smoke. Supple but firm flavors of dark berries, fresh herbs and minerals display excellent energy and definition, along with a note of chocolatey ripeness. (ST)

($20.00)
2014 A. A. Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs ($17.00) 90

2014 A. A. Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs, 90 points

This Rhône blend based on Shiraz and Cinsault from South Africa, makes a perfect low-cost introduction to the wines of Swartland. Aromas of raspberry, licorice, spices, black pepper and earth lead to a savory, creamy palate with terrific intensity and lift. Balanced to enjoy now or to hold. (ST)

($17.00)
2014 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo ($27.00) 90

2014 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo, 90 points

Nuanced aromatics and bright red-toned fruit are some of the signatures in Vajra's 2014 Langhe Nebbiolo. This super-expressive Nebbiolo punches well above its weight. (AG)

($27.00)

2015 Bodegas Naia Naia ($17.00) 91

2015 Bodegas Naia Naia, 91 points

The 2015 Naia (Verdejo), an attractive white from Spain’s Rueda region, evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, jasmine and a hint of anise, with an incisive, mineral-driven finish. (JR)

($17.00)
2015 Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Albacea ($11.00) 90

2015 Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Albacea, 90 points

Cassis, licorice, cracked pepper and vibrant mineral nuances emerge from this delicious young Mourvèdre from Spain’s Jumilla region. Dark fruit preserve, spicecake round out the juicy finish. (JR)

($11.00)
2015 Clos de Roilette Fleurie ($22.00) 92

2015 Clos de Roilette Fleurie, 92 points

An example of power and finesse combined, Clos de Roilette’s 2015 Fleurie offers generous black raspberry, boysenberry potpourri and fruitcake flavors, with real intensity and a suave floral quality on the youthful, tannic finish. (JR)

($22.00)

2014 Edge Cabernet Sauvignon ($25.00) 89

2014 Edge Cabernet Sauvignon, 89 points

The 2014 Edge Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolutely delicious wine. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, mint, lavender and rose petal are front and center in a racy, silky Cabernet that is best enjoyed over the next few years, while the fruit retains its vibrancy. (AG)

($25.00)
2015 Averaen Wines Pinot Noir ($25.00) 91

2015 Averaen Wines Pinot Noir, 91 points

Vibrant, sharply focused scents of ripe red berries and candied flowers are complicated by suggestions of cinnamon and allspice. Sweet on the palate while floral notes come back strong on the clinging, spice-laced finish, with harmonious, slow-building tannins. (JR)

($25.00)
2014 Artadi Tempranillo Alava Vineyards ($20.00) 89

2014 Artadi Tempranillo Alava Vineyards, 89 points

Artadi’s 2014 Tempranillo Alava Vineyards is fresh, vibrant and perfumed, with attractive red cherry, plum, spice, floral and leather overtones. This mid-weight, gracious Spanish wine offers lovely varietal character and personality. (AG)

($20.00)

2015 Ca’ Rugate Soave Classico Monte Fiorentine ($22.00) 90

2015 Ca’ Rugate Soave Classico Monte Fiorentine, 90 points

This sneakily 100% Garganega is redolent in fresh citrus and stone fruit aromas and flavors, with a noteworthy flinty undertones and terrific balance. It will match well with vegetable appetizers and most fish dishes. (ID)

($22.00)
2014 Mount Eden Chardonnay Old Vines ($22.00) 92

2014 Mount Eden Chardonnay Old Vines, 92 points

Mount Eden's 2014 Chardonnay Old Vines, from vineyards in Edna Valley, is pretty, understated and gracious. Pear, white flowers and sweet spices are all nicely delineated throughout in this super-attractive Chardonnay. This is a fabulous wine for the money. (AG)

($22.00)
2014 Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo ($20.00) 90

2014 Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo, 90 points

Sottimano’s 2014 Langhe Nebbiolo is striking in its beauty. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red berries and cinnamon all grace the palate in this delineated, vibrant Nebbiolo endowed with pure class. (AG)

($20.00)

2015 Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga ($22.00) 90

2015 Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga, 90 points

Burlotto’s 2015 Pelaverga is striking. Sweet floral notes meld into a core of silky red berry fruit in an airy, mid-weight red that captures the more refined side of this quirky, indigenous variety native to Verduno. (AG)

($22.00)
2015 Chapoutier Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche ($15.00) 90

2015 Chapoutier Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche, 90 points

The 2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche is a superb wine from Michel Chapoutier. Expressive floral notes give the bright red berry fruit flavors cut and lift. Beautifully delineated throughout, the 2015 is silky, polished and flat-out delicious. (AG)

($15.00)
2015 Pieropan Soave Classico ($20.00) 90

2015 Pieropan Soave Classico, 90 points

The 2015 Soave Classico is a gorgeous entry-level offering from one of the region’s leading estates. Bright citrus and floral notes abound in a vibrant, refreshing, mid-weight Soave loaded with class. (AG)

($20.00)

2014 CasaSmith Cervo Barbera Northridge Vineyard Wahluke Slope ($20.00) 89 points

2014 CasaSmith Cervo Barbera Northridge Vineyard Wahluke Slope, 89 points

This attention-grabbing Barbera from Washington State, one of Charles Smith’s Italian varietals bottled under his CasaSmith label, boasts subtle scents of medicinal cherry, flowers and herbs and a creamy yet sappy palate impression thanks to brisk acidity. (ST)

($20.00)
2015 Benito Ferrara Greco di Tufo Cicogna ($25.00) 90+

2015 Benito Ferrara Greco di Tufo Cicogna, 90 points

Ferrara’s Greco di Tufo Cicogna is herbal and mineral at first, then quite honeyed, with ultra-ripe pear and peach aromas and flavors. Quite tactile and very saline, with an obvious chewiness on the long finish. (ID)

($25.00)
2014 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett ($25.00) 90

2014 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett, 90 points

Aromatically pungent grapefruit marked by its rind lends zest and subtle oiliness to a palate plush in textural richness, yet shot with bracing and thirst-quenching acidity. Hints of floral perfume add allure while an undertone of wet stone nicely sets-off the effusive fruit. (DS)

($25.00)

2014 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico ($23.00) 91

2014 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico, 91 points

A surprisingly powerful wine, the 2014 Chianti Classico shows why this is such a great a site. Black cherry, smoke, licorice and dark spices fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly, with hints of sweet rose petal, and mint that blossom in the glass. (AG)

($23.00)
2013 Guardian Cellars Red Blend Chalk Line ($20.00) 91

2013 Guardian Cellars Red Blend Chalk Line, 91 points

Police officer Jerry Riener’s Cabernet-Syrah-Merlot blend entices with sexy black cherry and game aromas. This seamless wine is quite refined for its price, offering a captivating balance of dark fruits and spices, with smooth tannins. (ST)

($20.00)
2014 Pinot Noir Luli ($24.00) 91

2014 Pinot Noir Luli, 91 points

A superb value, Jeff Pisoni’s 2014 Luli offers intense dark berry and floral character, with silky texture and impressive concentration. It’s a lovely wine to drink now but a few more years of bottle age will bring even greater complexity, assuming one can resist its upfront allure. (JR)

($24.00)

2013 Bodegas Volver Single Vineyard La Mancha ($18.00) 91

2013 Bodegas Volver Single Vineyard La Mancha, 91 points

Sourced from Tempranillo vines planted in 1957 and raised in 100% new French oak, this sexy, dark fruit-dominated wine shows outstanding depth as well as vivacity. Decadently enjoyable now, it’ll be even better, and more complex, with another few years of age. (JR)

($18.00)
2014 Giacomo Mori Chianti ($18) 91

2014 Giacomo Mori Chianti, 91 points

Mori’s 2014 Chianti is bright, focused and bristling with energy. Red cherry, rose petal and sweet spice notes inform this wonderfully nuanced, overachieving, cask-aged Chianti. (AG)

($18.00)
2015 Owen Roe Sinister Hand ($25) 90

2015 Owen Roe Sinister Hand, 90 points

This lively, perfumed Washington State blend of southern French varieties offers musky scents of candied red berries, wild herbs, violet and cedar. It’s juicy, savory and persistent, with compelling spicy/herbal lift to its dark cherry flavor. Some fruit from cool Columbia Gorge adds verve. (ST)

($25.00)

2015 Tensley Los Padres ($22.00) 89

2015 Tensley Los Padres, 89 points

The 2015 Los Padres is an absolute joyous entry-level Petite Sirah/Syrah/Grenache blend from Joey Tensley. Dark cherry, mocha, plum, spice and leather are given an extra kick of richness in this flamboyant, radiant vintage.

($22.00)
2014 Les Trouvés Red Wine ($25.00) 90

2014 Les Trouvés Red Wine, 90 points

This complex, savory Provençal-inspired blend of Syrah/Mourvèdre/Grenache from Washington offers an alluring perfume of blackberry, violet, wild sage and black olive. Its ripe but dry and juicy palate impression and fine-grained tannins should pair well with grilled meat and piquant chicken. (ST)

($25.00)
2014 Januik Winery Red Wine ($20.00) 90

2014 Januik Winery Red Wine, 90 points

This pure, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend from Mike Januik is unusually nuanced for a New World, $20 red. Expressive aromas of cassis, plum, licorice and flowers lead to a ripe-but-dry, fine-grained palate and a classically dry, lingering aftertaste. (ST)

($20.00)

2013 Château Grange-Cochard Morgon Les Charmes ($22.00) 92

2013 Château Grange-Cochard Morgon Les Charmes, 92 points

Sexy, mineral, spice-accented black raspberry/cherry aromas pick up a licorice nuance with air. Smooth and expansive, offering sappy dark berry flavors that become livelier and sweeter on the back half. Smooth, harmonious tannins shape the long, juicy finish. (JR)

($22.00)
2014 Domaine Gilbert Picq & Fils Chablis ($25.00) 90

2014 Domaine Gilbert Picq & Fils Chablis, 90 points

This village-level Chablis offers classic aromas of iodiney oyster shell and lime with a sexy suggestion of baked bread. Its thick, ripe flavors of orange zest and ginger are perfectly leavened by racy lemony acidity. Pair this penetrating wine with food now or hold it for 6 to 12 months. (ST)

($25.00)
2015 Gard Vintners Freyja White Wine ($14.00) 89

2015 Gard Vintners Freyja White Wine, 89 points

This blend of Roussanne and Viognier, done in stainless steel, offers complexity far beyond its modest price. The nose entices with aromas of nectarine, anise, lychee and honeysuckle, while the palate displays an intriguing salinity to the broad, dry flavors of pineapple and white flowers. (ST)

($14.00)

2014 Domaine Servin Chablis Vieilles Vignes Sélection Massale ($25.00) 91

2014 Domaine Servin Chablis Vieilles Vignes Sélection Massale, 91 points

This dense, vibrant wine from old vines is a knockout in the superb 2014 vintage. Orange blossom and crushed stone scents lead to a concentrated, youthfully firm palate boasting terrific lift to its citrus and saline chalky flavors. The long, mineral finish ensures good aging potential. (ST)

($25.00)
2015 The Paring Rosé of Pinot Noir ($25) 89

2015 The Paring Rosé of Pinot Noir, 89 points

The 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir is bright, focused and finely cut. Cranberry, white pepper, chalk and flowers are some of the signatures in this super-appealing, chiseled Rosé from the team at Jonata.

($25.00)
2015 Calera Vin Gris of Pinot Noir ($19) 91 points

2015 Calera Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, 91 points

Calera’s 2015 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir is absolutely stellar. Expressive floral notes melt into a core of cranberry, white pepper and blood orange, all of which are given an extra kick of intensity by the natural richness of the vintage.

($19.00)

2014 Fox Run Semi-Dry Riesling ($14.00) 90 points

2014 Fox Run Semi-Dry Riesling, 90 points

This pale gold wine opens with scents of key lime, green apple, honeysuckle and a subtle flint. The palate is beautifully balanced, combining jangly acidity with a soft swish of sugar, though the overall impression of the wine is dry. A gorgeous wine at a terrific price. (KW)

($14.00)
2014 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly Cuvée des Ambassades ($25) 92

2014 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly Cuvée des Ambassades, 92 points

A pure expression of highly aromatic Beaujolais, displays expansive, spice-tinged strawberry, blood orange, floral pastille scents and flavors. Juicy and lithe, it’s a superb example of this classically proportioned vintage. Shows the Gamay variety at its most elegant and complex. (JR)

($25.00)
2015 Dragonette Cellars Rosé ($25) 90

2015 Dragonette Cellars Rosé, 90 points

Ripe red berries, orange pith and flowers on the nose. Fleshy and focused in the mouth, offering sappy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors sharpened by a hint of white pepper. Blends power and vivacity smoothly. Finishes long and floral, with building spiciness and candied flowers. (JR)

($25.00)

2014 Antonelli Trebbiano Spoletino Trebium ($21) 90 points

2014 Antonelli Trebbiano Spoletino Trebium, 90 points

Tangy aromas dominated by typical telltale lime notes and hints of spicy. Thick and generous, with well-integrated acidity that nicely frames the concentrated fresh citrus and spicy flavors. This long, pliant Trebbiano finishes with a hint of diesel fuel, becoming more refined with air. (ID)

($21.00)
2015 Domaine de la Bastide Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé Figue ($17) 90 points

2015 Domaine de la Bastide Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé Figue, 90 points

Fresh red berries and candied rose notes on the nose and palate. Juicy, seamless and energetic in style, with minerality adding back-end lift and focus. Develops slowly and echoes the floral note on a long, seamless finish. Quite a value for a top-notch rosé from a small appellation. (JR)

($17.00)
2013 Domaine Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos ($25) 93 points

2013 Domaine Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos, 93 points

Made following biodynamic standards this wine displays deeply perfumed dark berry, spicecake and floral character. The Le Clos stains the palate, with no excess fat and fantastic persistence. Structured to age, it delivers truly exceptional value. (JR)

($25.00)

2013 Hammond Riesling Trocken ($16) 89 points

2013 Hammond Riesling Trocken, 89 points

This bargain is hauntingly scented with hawthorn and ripe peach that dominate an expansive, waxy, glossy palate. Salty, tangy, piquantly nutty, its impression of peach close to the core and subtle earthiness is characteristically Rheingau. This offers ample refreshment and stimulation. (DS)

($16.00)
2015 Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($24.00) 92 points

2015 Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 92 points

This utterly compelling New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc delivers a rare combination of sweet fruit, captivating piquancy and salty grip. Musky aromas of white peach, ginger and quinine lead to ripe, broad stone fruit and spice flavors that dust the palate with no impression of austerity. (ST)

($24.00)
2014 Walter Strub Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Spätlese ($20) 90 points

2014 Walter Strub Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Spätlese, 90 points

A suggestion of herbal and floral extracts is nicely backed by sweetness as it comes to the palate, at the same time shows refreshing cut with fresh lime. Hints of wild fennel and nettle add piquancy and prickle to an impressive and invigorating, slightly sweet-sour finish. (DS)

($20.00)

2015 I Custodi delle Vigne dell'Etna Etna Rosato Alnus ($18) 91 points

2015 I Custodi delle Vigne dell'Etna Etna Rosato Alnus, 91 points

Deep aromas of red cherry, herbs and minerals. Enters large and thick, then turns brighter and fresher thanks to peppery acidity lifting blood orange and earth tone elements. Finishes long, chewy and very saline, with a lingering and very strong note of blood orange. A meaty Rosato. (ID)

($18.00)
2015 Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard ($18) 91 points

2015 Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard, 91 points

This classic Marlborough Sauvignon leads off with ripe but brisk aromas of kiwi, lime, white flowers and white pepper. It’s round, dense and dry, with lip-smacking sugar/acid balance. The tactile, vibrant finish conveys a saline impression and lingering notes of grapefruit pith and gooseberry. (ST)

($18.00)
2015 County Line Rosé Elke Home Ranch ($25) 91 points

2015 County Line Rosé Elke Home Ranch, 91 points

The 2015 Rosé Elke Home Ranch from Radio-Coteau’s sister label, County Line, delivers serious depth in its generous cranberry, blood orange, mint and floral notes. (AG)

($25.00)

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon ($25) 91 points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 points

A classic, firmly built Mendoza Cabernet. The nose conveys varietally expressive scents of currant, plum, mocha and tobacco leaf. In the mouth, it’s savory and intense, displaying excellent depth and restrained sweetness. Finishes with firm but harmonious tannins and excellent length. (ST)

($25.00)
2014 Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay ($25) 91 points

2014 Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay, 91 points

The complexity of this iconic winery’s entry-level Chardonnay belies its price, with intense Meyer lemon, pear and melon character and hints of toasty lees and fennel. Juicy, seamless and pure, it also has the balance to age. (JR)

($25.00)
2014 Château Vignelaure Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé ($23) 90 Points

2014 Château Vignelaure Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé, 90 points

With the heft to serve alongside strongly flavored dishes and the vivacity to enjoy by itself, Château Vignelaure’s 2014 Rosé is Provence in a glass. Perfumed, subtly mineral and offering red fruit, citrus and floral qualities, this will be a superb drink for the coming spring and summer. (JR)

($23.00)

2015 Bodega Garzón Albariño Uruguay ($18) 90 points

2015 Bodega Garzón Albariño Uruguay, 90 points

This has to be one of the best examples of Albariño I’ve yet tasted from outside northwest Spain. Pungent aromas of green apple, flint, lemon zest and white pepper lead to a dense, juicy palate featuring lovely sea-breeze salinity and mineral lift. The finish is tactile, pithy and long. (ST)

($18.00)
2015 Colterenzio Chardonnay Altkirch ($16) 88 points

2015 Colterenzio Chardonnay Altkirch, 88 points

The 2015 Chardonnay Altkirch is a delicious, steely Chardonnay from Alto Adige with plenty of floral, citrus-driven notes. Drink it over the next year two, while the flavors remain fresh and vibrant. (AG)

($16.00)
2014 Tikal Patriota Malbec-Bonarda ($20) 90 points

2014 Tikal Patriota Malbec-Bonarda, 90 points

Tikal’s 2014 Patriota Malbec-Bonarda offers vibrant blackberry, cassis and violet aromas complemented by smoky, spicy oak. Its berry and spice flavors are plush, sweet and open-knit but not a bit heavy, while the finish is suavely tannic and persistent. (ST)

($20.00)

2014 Buil & Giné 17·XI ($21) 91 points

2014 Buil & Giné 17·XI, 91 points

This highly perfumed Grenache/Carignan/Tempranillo blend evokes ripe cherry and black currant, with slowly emerging aromas of cured meat, lavender and minerals. This seamless Montsant red is nicely concentrated, with smooth tannins lending shape to a the long, fruit-driven finish. (JR)

($21.00)
2015 Bodegas Etchart Cafayate Gran Linaje Torrontés ($20) 91 points

2015 Bodegas Etchart Cafayate Gran Linaje Torrontés, 91 points

The subtly complex nose of this classic Torrontés entices with scents of lemon grass, flowers and gingery spices. Insinuating acidity leavens the wine’s slight sweetness, leaving a brisk, lemony impression. A feel of saline minerality gives grip and a light touch to the juicy finish. (ST)

($20.00)
2010 Piazzano Chianti Riserva Rio Camerata ($20) 90 points

2010 Piazzano Chianti Riserva Rio Camerata, 90 points

The 2013 Chianti Riserva Rio Camerata is dark, deep and voluptuous, with plenty of cedar, licorice, blueberry jam and spice notes. A dollop of Colorino adds richness to the Sangiovese.

($20.00)

2012 Sedilesu Cannonau di Sardegna Sartiu ($16) 90 points

2012 Sedilesu Cannonau di Sardegna Sartiu, 90 points

Spicy red cherry and herbal notes appear on the dusty nose. Then becomes rich, ripe and very suave with candied red cherry and floral pastille flavors that have noteworthy lift and precision. Finishes long and remarkably smooth, given the total absence of oak. (ID)

($16.00)
2013 Clos de los Siete ($20) 90 points

2013 Clos de los Siete, 90 points

Michel Rolland’s Malbec-based blend from the cooler southern end of Mendoza leads with aromas of currant, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Plush flavors of dark berries and spices deliver outstanding breadth and fruit sweetness, while the tannins are suave and seamless. (ST)

($20.00)
2012 Raventos i Blanc L’Hereu Conca del Riu Anoia ($20) 91 points

2012 Raventos i Blanc L’Hereu Conca del Riu Anoia, 91 points

Made from the classic varieties of the Penedès region, the elegant 2012 L’Hereu plays richness off of vivacity with a sure hand. It delivers the complexity and balance of Champagnes costing double the price and pairs well with both delicate and fully flavored foods. (JR)

($20.00)

2014 Von Winning Riesling ‘Winnings’ ($16) 89 points

2014 Von Winning Riesling ‘Winnings’, 89 points

The hidden sweetness of which German-grown Riesling is singularly capable suits the 2014 Winnings to dozens of dishes where analytic dryness fails. Aromatic, tangy, salt- and sage-tinged pineapple and grapefruit burst on the palate, then float away refreshingly on a mere 10.5% alcohol. (DS)

($16.00)
2012 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon ($20) 91 points

2012 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon, 91 points

Baudrys’ “no-name” Chinon cuvée buoyantly and mouthwateringly captures inimitable layering of Loire Cabernet Franc: bittersweet floral perfume; pungent green herbs; tangy dark berries; savory singed lamb; salt and iodine. Perfect for winter’s “wine-killing” dark leafy greens and root vegetables.(DS)

($20.00)
2014 Weingut Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner Kremstal ($16) 90 points

2014 Weingut Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner Kremstal, 90 points

A Riesling-like Grüner Veltliner. Snap pea, pepper cress, crabapple and white peach deliver invigorating piquancy and consummate refreshment. A lick of salt adds to the mouthwatering finishing allure of this satiny, mouth-filling yet bright, buoyant beauty. (DS)

($16.00)

2014 Burlotto Dolcetto d'Alba ($17) 91 points

2014 Burlotto Dolcetto d'Alba, 91 points

Burlotto's 2014 Dolcetto d'Alba is a super-classic, mid-weight Piedmontese red endowed with true pedigree. Lavender, mint, violets and blueberries are finely knit in a gracious, crystalline wine that redefines what Dolcetto can be. (AG)

($17.00)
2014 Casa Castillo El Mola ($18) 91 points

2014 Casa Castillo El Mola, 91 points

Made entirely from Garnacha (Grenache), this concentrated, strikingly energetic wine is brimming with intense smoke and spice-accented red and dark berry character. A seductive floral nuance adds more complexity, while the subtle tannins don’t get in the way of immediate gratification. (JR)

($18.00)
2014 Centonze Frappato Vittoria ($16) 91 points

2014 Centonze Frappato Vittoria, 91 points

An absolutely knockout Frappato with intensely aromatic nose of red cherry, flowers, cinnamon and cardamom. Bright and juicy, with hints of mint complementing violet, pastille and red cherry flavors. Finishes bright and long with zingy minerality and repeating floral notes. (ID)

($16.00)

2013 Domaine Roger Lassarat Saint-Véran Les Mûres ($20) 89 points

2013 Domaine Roger Lassarat Saint-Véran Les Mûres, 89 points

This remarkably successful Saint-Véran from a tricky vintage offers pure but subdued aromas of lemon curd and flowers. It’s dense and strong but juicy and energetic thanks to early harvesting, with a floral quality dominating. The persistent, firm-edged finish features a touch of vanillin oak. (ST)

($20.00)
2012 Château Reynon ($17) 89 points

2012 Château Reynon, 89 points

Dark and supple, the 2012 offers superb depth and fabulous overall balance at this level. Plum, black cherry, smoke, menthol and licorice are some of the notes that flesh out on the round, inviting finish.

($17.00)
2013 Les Trouvés Red Wine ($25) 90 points

2013 Les Trouvés Red Wine, 90 points

A Provençal blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah, Les Trouvés, from Avennia’s Chris Peterson, is pliant and lightly saline, with an alluring chocolatey quality to its sweet black fruit, wild herb and licorice flavors. Ripe tannins and a peppery nuance add punch to its finish. (ST)

($25.00)

2014 Valle dell'Acate Il Frappato Vittoria ($20) 92 points

2014 Valle dell'Acate Il Frappato Vittoria, 92 points

The 2014 Frappato Vittoria opens up with an irresistible fresh red fruit cocktail quality on the nose, followed by very spicy and floral notes, with juicy red berry and cherry. Finishes long and clean with a bright floral echo. A stellar Frappato that makes it impossible to put the glass down. (ID)

($20.00)
2012 Soos Creek Sundance Red Wine ($20) 89 points

2012 Soos Creek Sundance Red Wine, 89 points

Dave Larsen’s ridiculously inexpensive entry-level Bordeaux blend displays Médoc-like aromas of currant, tobacco leaf, cocoa powder, menthol, violet and peppery herbs. It’s suave, fresh and firm, with bright framing acidity and restrained sweetness to its savory cherry, berry flavors. (ST)

($20.00)
2012 Artadi Tempranillo ($18) 90 points

2012 Artadi Tempranillo, 90 points

A highly perfumed, concentrated and dark fruit-dominated red, Artadi’s 2012 Tempranillo provides a taste of this great Rioja estate’s style at a bargain basement price. Ample enough to serve with rich foods as cold weather sets in, it also has the freshness and balance to enjoy by itself. (JR)

($18.00)

2012 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 50 Vendemmie ($25) 93 points

2012 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 50 Vendemmie, 93 points

Monsanto's 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva 50 Vendemmie is one of the most pedigreed wines of the year. Deep and resonant in the glass, but not at all heavy, the 2012 possesses magnificent complexity to match what I can only describe as a regal expression of Sangiovese.

($25.00)
2014 Tua Rita Rosso di Notri ($20) 91 points

2014 Tua Rita Rosso di Notri, 91 points

A juicy, flamboyant wine, the 2014 Rosso di Notri is bursting at the seams with fruit. Black cherry, plums, sweet spices and mint abound in a juicy, intense wine to drink in its youth, while the fruit remains vibrant. (AG)

($20.00)
2013 La Mozza Morellino di Scansano I Perazzi ($19) 91 points

2013 La Mozza Morellino di Scansano I Perazzi, 91 points

The 2013 Morellino di Scansano I Perazzi is gorgeous. Sweet floral notes meld into a core of black cherry, hard candy, lavender, mint and sage, all with an added kick of acidity that is typical of the year. (AG)

($19.00)

2013 Giacomo Mori Chianti ($18) 92 points

2013 Giacomo Mori Chianti, 92 points

Mori's 2013 Chianti is dark and deeply expressive, with notable richness, density and aromatic nuance. Black cherry, hard candy, pomegranate, cloves, lavender, new leather and spice abound in a superb, beautifully crafted Chianti that hits all the right notes. (AG)

($18.00)
2014 Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat ($23) 92 points

2014 Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat, 92 points

From a top-notch vintage, the 2014 Camins del Priorat is deep in dark fruit character, with exotic floral and spice accents and seamless texture. This is a delicious entry-level offering from Alvaro Palacios. (JR)

($23.00)
2014 Le Pianelle Coste della Sesia Rosato Al Posto dei Fiori ($21) 90 points

2014 Le Pianelle Coste della Sesia Rosato Al Posto dei Fiori, 90 points

Bold, bright and punchy, this outstanding Nebbiolo-based Rosé from northern Piedmont delivers superb flavor intensity, with plenty of red currant, citrus, floral and sweet herb nuances. (AG)

($21.00)

2013 Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit ($25) 90 points

2013 Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit, 90 points

This deep ruby-colored Syrah, which includes some fruit from the exciting new Rocks appellation, offers perfumed scents of crushed blackberry, cassis, licorice and violet. Its very primary, intense flavors of black fruits and cocoa powder are given a youthful edge by penetrating acidity. (ST)

($25.00)
2012 The Paring Red Wine ($25) 92 points

2012 The Paring Red Wine, 92 points

Supple, radiant and expressive, the 2012 Red Wine graces the palate with exquisite dark fruit, mocha, plums, spices, raspberry jam and spices. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this supremely delicious Cabernet Sauvignon-based red from the team at Jonata and The Hilt. (AG)

($25.00)
2013 Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Substance ($15) 89 points

2013 Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Substance, 89 points

Marketing genius Charles Smith offers a superb Cabernet value. Made with wild yeasts and aged on its lees, this juicy, pliant wine displays lively aromas of black raspberry, licorice, flowers, espresso and mint. The lightly saline palate delivers striking complexity for the price. (ST)

($15.00)

2013 Rusack Chardonnay Santa Barbara County ($24) 89 Points

2013 Rusack Chardonnay Santa Barbara County, 89 points

Ruscak’s 2013 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County is a gorgeous entry-level offering. Butter, spice, candied lemon and tangerine flesh out in an attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay to drink young, while the flavors remain crisp and refreshing. (AG)

($24.00)
2012 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers ($12) 88 points

2012 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers, 88 points

A juicy, succulent wine, the 2012 Les Cerisiers is one of the very best values readers will find in Bordeaux, or anywhere for that matter. Sweet cherry, plum, tobacco, mint and cedar abound in this delicious Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend from the Hébrard and de Boüard families.

($12.00)
2014 Domaine Pierre Guindon Coteaux d'Ancenis Gamay Rosé ($12) 90 points

2014 Domaine Pierre Guindon Coteaux d'Ancenis Gamay Rosé, 90 points

Bright and spicy, revealing orange zest, strawberry, fresh rose and white pepper. Lithe, juicy and focused, offers nervy red berry, blood orange flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Good clarity and lift on the persistent, incisive finish, with resonating mineral and floral nuances. (JR)

($12.00)

2013 San Polo Toscana Rubio ($20) 89 points

2013 San Polo Toscana Rubio, 89 points

Readers looking for an everyday Tuscan red should take a serious look at San Polo's Sangiovese-based 2013 Rubio. This plump, juicy red is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Sweet black cherries, mint, lavender and spices add nuance to the flamboyant finish. (AG)

($20.00)
2013 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 92 ($29.00)

2013 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 92, points

Translucent and weightless in the glass, the San Giusto a Rentennano’s 2013 Chianti Classico boasts extraordinary finesse. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, tobacco, mint, crushed flowers and new leather are some of the nuances that grace the exquisite finish. (AG)

($29.00)
2014 Castello di Ama Rosato ($24) 90 points

2014 Castello di Ama Rosato, 90 points

A wine of true pedigree, Castello di Ama's 2014 Rosato impresses for is its layered, silky personality and fabulous balance. Floral notes meld into expressive, red-fleshed fruit as this refined, beautifully resonant Rose shows off its inimitable class. (AG)

($24.00)

2013 Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay ($23) 92 points

2013 Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay, 92 points

This energetic, extract-rich, cool-climate Chardonnay entices with its sexy aromas of white peach, lime, flowers and musky hazelnutty lees. It’s saline, fresh and rich on the palate, offering a solid core of stone fruit and mineral flavors and a tactile, dusty, lingering finish. (ST)

($23.00)
2014 Arnot-Roberts Rosé Touriga Nacional Luchsinger Vineyard Clear Lake ($28) 91 points

2014 Arnot-Roberts Rosé Touriga Nacional Luchsinger Vineyard Clear Lake, 91 points

Light, brilliant pink. Mineral-accented strawberry, blood orange and floral aromas. Dry and sharply focused, offering intense red berry and floral pastille flavors with a jolt of white pepper. In a racy, lithe style, finishing with excellent clarity and lift and an emphatically stony quality. (JR)

($28.00)
2012 Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane-Machotte ($25) 91 points

2012 Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane-Machotte, 91 points

Expressive red berry and floral scents are enriched by allspice and succulent herbs. Sweet and focused on the palate, intense raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of spicecake. Fleshes out with air and closes smooth and long, with subtle tannins folding into the wine's juicy fruit. (JR)

($25.00)

2012 Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies Cape Blend Simonsberg-Stellenbosch ($25) 91 points

2012 Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies Cape Blend Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, 91 points

This sappy, highly concentrated blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz offers alluring perfume to its aromas and flavors of blackberry, raspberry, spices and wild herbs. A floral quality and an impression of restrained sweetness give it a light touch, and the tannins are suave. (ST)

($25.00)
2014 Cataldi Madonna Pecorino Giulia ($22) 93 points

2014 Cataldi Madonna Pecorino Giulia, 93 points

Cataldi Madonna’s 2014 Pecorino Giulia offers discreet, minty white peach, lemon and fig notes, along with dense, lanolin-like overtones that are utterly captivating. This is a textbook example of what Pecorino can be. (ID)

($22.00)
2014 Viña Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard Garuma ($20) 90 points

2014 Viña Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard Garuma, 90 points

A classic example of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc from one of Chile’s premier wineries, this energetic wine displays intense grapefruit, green tea, jasmine and succulent herb character. It’s sharply focused and pure, with refreshingly bitter finishing cut and zero excess fat. (JR)

($20.00)

2014 Fairview Viognier Paarl ($20) 89 points

2014 Fairview Viognier Paarl, 89 points

This distinctly laid-back, understated Viognier - Fairview has been picking these vines earlier in recent years - eschews exotic peach and apricot ripeness for dusty citrus peel, subtle florality and a hint of oak. Smooth, dry and food-friendly, it finishes with firm shape and good grip. (ST)

($20.00)
2012 Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend Stellenbosch ($15) 89 points

2012 Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend Stellenbosch, 89 points

This perennial value from South Africa, an unoaked blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cab Franc, is particularly stylish in 2012, offering high-pitched aromas of blackberry, violet, olive, mint and spices and an enticing sweetness to its juicy dark berry, spice and earth flavors. (ST)

($15.00)
2012 Domaine de Montvac Vacqueyras Arabesque ($20) 92 points

2012 Domaine de Montvac Vacqueyras Arabesque, 92 points

Deep ruby. Pungent, smoke-tinged aromas of blackcurrant, cherry compote, licorice and a sexy floral overtone. Expansive and sweet in the mouth, but with zesty acidity giving spine and lift. Long and smooth finish, with subtle tannins coming in late and melding with the wine's plush dark fruit. (JR)

($20.00)

2013 Weingut Leitz Rüdesheimer Klosterlay Riesling Kabinett ($22) 90 points

2013 Weingut Leitz Rüdesheimer Klosterlay Riesling Kabinett, 90 points

Seductive aromas of peach, guava and sweet herbs. Delicate tropical fruits and saline minerality brighten the palate. With its subtle complexity and spicy finish, this is one of the finest off-dry Kabinetts of the vintage. (JP)

($22.00)
2014 Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin Le Dolmen Chinon Rosé ($18) 90 Points

2014 Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin Le Dolmen Chinon Rosé, 90 points

Vibrant, mineral-laced redcurrant and orange zest aromas are complicated by subtle floral and herbal nuances. Lithe and tightly focused, with bitter cherry and strawberry flavors putting on weight with air. The mineral element repeats on the spicy, focused, long finish. (JR)

($18.00)
2014 Château Vignelaure Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé ($23) 90 points

2014 Château Vignelaure Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé, 90 points

With the heft to serve alongside strongly flavored dishes and the vivacity to enjoy by itself, Château Vignelaure’s 2014 Rosé is Provence in a glass. Perfumed, subtly mineral and offering an array of red fruit, citrus and floral qualities, this will be a superb drink for the spring and summer. (JR)

($23.00)

2014 County Line Vineyards Rosé Elke Home Ranch ($23) 89 points

2014 County Line Vineyards Rosé Elke Home Ranch, 89 points

The pale-colored 2014 Rosé Elke Home Ranch, 100% whole-cluster Pinot Noir, is an absolutely delicious wine to drink now and over the next few years. Bright, perfumed and silky on the palate, the 2014 offers up plenty of bright cranberry and raspberry notes in an appealing crisp, bone-dry style.

($23.00)
2010 Caves de Donnas Donnas Rosso ($25) 91 points

2010 Caves de Donnas Donnas Rosso, 91 points

The 2010 Donnas Rosso is wonderfully lifted and aromatic in the glass. Sweet tobacco, herbs, dried cherries, game and persistent saline-infused notes are laced together in a distinctive, mid-weight red endowed with gorgeous translucency and pedigree. Drink over the next handful of years.

($25.00)
2012 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco ($25) 92

2012 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco, 92 points

Vietti’s 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco is fabulous. The flavors are bright, focused and beautifully articulated throughout in this expressive, lifted Nebbiolo. Chalky notes support a sculpted, brilliant finish laced with hints orange peel, white pepper and crushed rocks. (AG)

($25.00)

2011 Produttori di Carema Carema ($24) 90 points

2011 Produttori di Carema Carema, 90 points

The 2011 Carema is a great example of Nebbiolo from this tiny appellation in Northern Piedmont. Pedigreed and wonderfully lifted in the glass, the 2011 offers tons of nuance in its hints of dried cherries, crushed flowers, mint, spices and tobacco. (AG)

($24.00)
2010 Cantine Lonardo Irpinia Aglianico ($21) 89

2010 Cantine Lonardo Irpinia Aglianico, 89 points

Cantine Lonardo’s 2010 Aglianico is a gorgeous entry-level offering that captures the essence of Aglianico from hillside vineyards in the heart of Taurasi. Smoke, tobacco, incense, licorice and wild dark cherries meld together in a wine endowed with tons of character and pure personality. (AG)

($21.00)
2013 Theo Minges Scheurebe Spätlese ($25) 91 points

2013 Theo Minges Scheurebe Spätlese, 91 points

Theo Minges has a deft hand for Scheurebe, that wildly tantalizing offspring of Riesling that deserves more serious attention, especially when vinified - as it is here – in the Spätlese style. Its enticing aromas of currant leaf, grapefruit and coconut would turn the head of a fallen angel. (JP)

($25.00)

2013 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino ($26) 91

2013 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino, 91 points

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino captures the essence of this site rich in clay and limestone, where the wines are ample and broad in style. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, lavender and spice notes blossom in a resonant Rosso loaded with personality. This is a fabulous showing from Andrea Cortonesi. (AG)

($26.00)
2013 Podere Brizio Rosso di Montalcino ($25) 90 points

2013 Podere Brizio Rosso di Montalcino, 90 points

Podere Brizio's 2013 Rosso di Montalcino impresses for its overall balance. The flavors are bold and juicy throughout in a forward, generous Rosso to drink now and over the next few years. Bright red cherry, raspberry jam, flowers and mint grace the translucent, highly expressive finish.

($25.00)
2012 Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza ($20) 91 points

2012 Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza, 91 points

Catena’s consistently excellent cabernet sauvignon is suave and plush yet light on its feet in 2012, showing a restrained sweetness to its sappy redcurrant, plum, mocha, graphite and spice flavors. Fine-grained tannins will not get in the way of enjoying this outstanding value now. (ST)

($20.00)

2013 Banshee Chardonnay - Sonoma Coast	($25) 89 points

2013 Banshee Chardonnay - Sonoma Coast, 89 points

The 2013 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is gorgeous. Apricots, honey, mint, orange blossom and wild flowers are all laced together in the glass in a racy, perfumed Chardonnay to drink over the next handful of years. Simply put, this is a fabulous wine for the money. (AG)

($25.00)
2013 Jos. Christoffel Jun. Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett ($24) 92 points

2013 Jos. Christoffel Jun. Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, 92 points

Karl-Joseph Christoffel's 2013 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett is the Mosel at its finest: pure, finely chiseled and unbelievable elegant! It is a tribute to how Riesling blossoms on slate soils. Delicately off-dry, it is my top value pick for Germany in 2013. (JP)

($24.00)
2012 Hansel Chardonnay Estate ($25.00) 90 points

2012 Hansel Chardonnay Estate, 90 points

Hansel’s 2012 Chardonnay Estate is one of the best California wines readers will find in its price range. Honey, almonds, tangerine peel, smoke and butter meld together in a voluptuous Chardonnay endowed with a real sense of Russian River richness. (AG)

($25.00)

2013 Copain Syrah Tous Ensemble ($25) 90

2013 Copain Syrah Tous Ensemble, 90 points

Copain’s 2013 Syrah Tous Ensemble is fabulous. Inky dark blue/purplish fruit, smoke, licorice, lavender and grilled herbs jump from the glass in a lifted, juicy Mendocino Syrah to drink over the next few years. (AG)

($25.00)
2013 Pierre-Marie Chermette – Domaine du Vissoux Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Traditionelle ($20) 90

2013 Pierre-Marie Chermette – Domaine du Vissoux Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Traditionelle, 90 points

Chermette’s Cuvée Traditionelle is delicious today, but also has the potential to age. Concentrated red fruit, fresh flowers and spice notes emerge from a Beaujolais villages that delivers Cru-level quality at a great price. (JR)

($20.00)
2013 Ciro Picariello Fiano di Avellino ($25) 91

2013 Ciro Picariello Fiano di Avellino, 91 points

Picariello’s 2013 Fiano di Avellino bristles with notable energy, tension and pure mineral-driven cut. Citrus peel, smoke and orchard fruits add layers of nuance in a great example of this famous late-ripening Campanian white from volcanic soils. (AG)

($25.00)

2011 Morgex et de la Salle Metodo Classico Extreme Brut ($26) 90 points

2011 Morgex et de la Salle Metodo Classico Extreme Brut, 90 points

Lemon peel, white flowers, crushed rocks and grapefruit are all beautifully delineated in the 2011 Extreme Brut. This bone-dry, bracing sparkling wine from Italy’s Valle d’Aosta delivers superb quality for its modest price. (AG)

($26.00)
2014 Colomé Torrontés Salta ($15) 90 points

2014 Colomé Torrontés Salta, 90 points

Colomé’s 2014 Torrontés Salta is a seriously complex example of Argentina’s signature white grape. Scents of mandarin orange, wild herbs, flowers and spearmint lead to a tactile, lightly saline palate that delivers outstanding length for the price. (ST)

($15.00)
2012 Musto Carmelitano Aglianico del Vulture Maschitano Rosso ($18) 90 points

2012 Musto Carmelitano Aglianico del Vulture Maschitano Rosso, 90 points

Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and leather jump from the glass in the 2012 Aglianico del Vulture Maschitano Rosso. Drink this juicy, flavorful Aglianico over the next few years.

($18.00)

2013 Calera Chardonnay Central Coast  ($20) 90 points

2013 Calera Chardonnay Central Coast , 90 points

Calera's 2013 Chardonnay Central Coast is striking Peach, apricot, wild flowers, honey and spices all meld together in a supple, beautifully resonant Chardonnay endowed with fabulous complexity and nuance.

($20.00)
2008 Cocci Grifoni Rosso Piceno Vigna Messieri ($22) 91

2008 Cocci Grifoni Rosso Piceno Vigna Messieri, 91 points

Cocci Grifoni's 2008 Vigna Messieri, a Montepulciano/ Sangiovese blend, hits the palate with a rush of dark red cherries, smoke, spices and dried flowers. Drink this sumptuous, extroverted red over the next 5-7 years.

($22.00)
2012 Antonio Caggiano Irpinia Aglianico Tarì ($19) 90

2012 Antonio Caggiano Irpinia Aglianico Tarì, 90 points

Sweet red cherries, bacon, grilled herbs, iron and smoke jump from the glass in 2012 Irpinia Aglianico Tarì. A vibrant, fruit-driven Aglianico, the Tarì is a fabulous introduction to the wines of Antonio Caggiano. The 2012 is best enjoyed in its youth.

($19.00)

2013 Elio Altare Dolcetto d'Alba ($20) 89 points

2013 Elio Altare Dolcetto d'Alba, 89 points

Elio Altare’s 2013 Dolcetto d’Alba is a great introduction to the wines of one of Piedmont’s most inspired growers. Lavender, violets, plums and black cherries are all supported by bright acidity in a pulsating, vibrant Dolcetto full of personality.

($20.00)
2010 Il Palazzino Chianti Classico Argenina ($19) 93 points

2010 Il Palazzino Chianti Classico Argenina, 93 points

Rich and explosive, Il Palazzino’s 2010 Chianti Classico Argenina bursts from the glass with ripe dark cherry, plum, smoke and Mediterranean herbs. Chiantis from the Monti sub-zone of Gaiole always play off depth and structure, as is the case here.

($19.00)
2013 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines ($25) 91 points

2013 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines, 91 points

Dark and voluptuous to the core, the 2013 Zinfandel Old Vines shows off gorgeous resonance and pure texture. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and new leather are all beautifully expressive in this perfumed, nuanced Zinfandel.

($25.00)

2013 Foxen Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines ($25) 90	 points

2013 Foxen Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines, 90 points

The 2013 Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines is soft, supple and accessible. Pear, melon, almonds and spices inform the expressive, silky finish. This is an impeccable white from Foxen to drink now and over the next few years.

($25.00)
2012 Francesco Boschis Dogliani Sorì San Martino ($23) 92 points

2012 Francesco Boschis Dogliani Sorì San Martino, 92 points

Black cherries, smoke, crushed flowers, game, licorice, plums and dark spices are super expressive in the 2012 Dogliani Sorì San Martino. The rich, textured Dolcetto flavors are absolutely impossible to resist in this voluptuous, resonant red.

($23.00)
2011 Tenimenti Luigi D'Alessandro Syrah Borgo ($20) 90 points

2011 Tenimenti Luigi D'Alessandro Syrah Borgo, 90 points

Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice notes are laced together in the 2011 Syrah Borgo. This supple, sexy Tuscan Syrah is best enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its freshness and raciness.

($20.00)

2013 Elio Grasso Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini ($26) 90 points

2013 Elio Grasso Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini, 90 points

Freshly cut rose petals, mint, bright red berries and cinnamon lift out of the glass in Grasso’s 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini. Floral overtones reappear on the finish, adding lift and precision to brilliant Langhe Nebbiolo built on pure energy.

($26.00)
2012 Jaffurs Syrah ($27) 91 points

2012 Jaffurs Syrah, 91 points

The 2012 Syrah bursts from the glass with dark red cherry, plum, smoke, lavender and sweet spices. Ample and juicy on the palate, the 2012 is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years.

($27.00)
2012 Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico	($22.00) 90 points

2012 Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, 90 points

Bucci's 2012 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico is quite round and soft, with gorgeous texture and fabulous overall balance. Lemon peel, Chamomile, white flowers and a hint of tangerine peel add nuance on the inviting, saline-infused finish.

($22.00)

2012 Andrew Murray Esperance ($25) 90 points

2012 Andrew Murray Esperance, 90 points

Andrew Murray's 2012 Esperance, a Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blend, is juicy, supple and expressive. Dark red and blue fruit, spice, mint and leather add complexity, but the Esperance is mostly a wine of pure texture and juiciness.

($25.00)
2013 Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chichée ($27) 90 points

2013 Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chichée, 90 points

The 2013 Chablis Terroir de Chichée is wonderfully racy and layered in the glass. Lemon, white flowers and sage meld together in a soft, supple Chablis with tons of near-term appeal. This standout village-level Chablis impresses for its overall purity.

($27.00)
2012 San Giusto Chianti Classico ($29) 90 points

2012 San Giusto Chianti Classico, 90 points

San Giusto’s 2012 Chianti Classico is wonderfully pliant, open and generous. Dark red fruit, smoke, tobacco and wild flowers are all very much alive in this expressive, vibrant, mid-weight Chianti Classico. The purity of the fruit alone is striking.

($29.00)

2012 Giacomo Mori Chianti ($22) 90 points

2012 Giacomo Mori Chianti, 90 points

Mori's 2012 Chianti jumps from the glass with a super-classic Sangiovese profile of juicy red berries, smoke, leather and spices. Dollops of Colorino and Canaiolo add nuance to this vibrant, traditionally made Chianti.

($22.00)
2013 Conterno-Fantino Langhe Nebbiolo Ginestrino ($39) 90 points

2013 Conterno-Fantino Langhe Nebbiolo Ginestrino, 90 points

A deep, beautifully layered wine, Conterno-Fantino's 2013 Ginestrino races across the palate with fabulous resonance and pedigree. Cinnamon, red plums, star anise, and rose petals and inform the striking finish.

($39.00)
2010 Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano ($25) 91 points

2010 Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano, 91 points

Honey, almonds, yellow stone fruits, white flowers, almonds and mint all meld together in the 2010 Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano, a wine that stands out for its textured personality and class.

($25.00)

2012 Luigi Pira Barbera d'Alba ($26) 90 points

2012 Luigi Pira Barbera d'Alba, 90 points

The 2012 Barbera d'Alba races across the palate with super-expressive red fruit and gorgeous, pulsating energy. Bright, floral and pure, the 2012 impresses for its captivating, sensual personality.

($26.00)
2012 Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo ($24) 90 points

2012 Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo, 90 points

Sottimano's 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo is a beauty. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, cinnamon and mint are woven together in this refined, textured Nebbiolo bursting with pure class. Cherries, raspberries and rose petals linger on the expressive finish.

($24.00)
2012 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas ($20) 90 points

2012 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas, 90 points

Racy, expressive, the 2012 Patelin de Tablas offers lovely depth and nuance, with hints of plum, sweet tobacco, earthiness and crushed flowers. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise.

($20.00)

2012 Ridge Three Valleys ($23) 89 points

2012 Ridge Three Valleys, 89 points

The 2012 Three Valleys is a fabulous entry-level Zinfandel-based offering from Ridge. Sweet red stone fruits, spices, mint, leather and wild flowers inform a floral, mid-weight Sonoma red bursting with character and personality.

($23.00)
2011 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Aligoté ($22) 88 points

2011 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Aligoté, 88 points

A totally classy wine, the 2011 Bourgogne Aligoté is laced with green pears, apples, white flowers and crushed rocks all of which are woven together in an effortless wine to drink now and over the next few years.

($22.00)
2013 Copain Rosé of Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble ($23) 90 points

2013 Copain Rosé of Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble, 90 points

Copain's 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble is racy, layered and beautifully expressive throughout. The textured style is most at home at the dinner table, where the wine's richness will pair with a variety of foods.

($23.00)

2013 Triennes Rosé ($16) 88 points

2013 Triennes Rosé, 88 points

The 2013 Rosé from Triennes is soft, floral and refreshing. Drink this crisp Provençal Rosé as an aperitif or with food over the next year.

($16.00)
2012 Foxglove Chardonnay ($17) 88 points

2012 Foxglove Chardonnay, 88 points

Foxglove's 2012 Chardonnay is a gorgeous, value-priced offering from California's Central Coast. Lemon, white flowers and spices meld together in an expressive, unoaked Chardonnay to enjoy in its youth.

($17.00)
2013 Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($20) 89 points

2013 Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 89 points

Bright grassy notes, lime, grapefruit and crushed rocks are all found in Dog Point's 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. This crisp New Zealand white is an excellent choice for summertime drinking.

($20.00)

2013 Calera Vin Gris of Pinot Noir ($19) 90 points

2013 Calera Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, 90 points

A totally striking wine, Calera’s 2013 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir impresses for its total sense of class and elegance. Cranberry, mint, blood orange and sweet spices lift from the glass in a striking Rosé bursting at the seams with nuance and complexity.

($19.00)
2012 Tenuta di Fessina Nerello Cappuccio Laeneo ($25.00) 92 points

2012 Tenuta di Fessina Nerello Cappuccio Laeneo, 92 points

The 2012 Nerello Cappuccio Laeneo jumps from the glass with sweet red cherries, rose petals and mint. Drink this utterly striking, perfumed Etna red over the next few years.

($25.00)
2013 Luli Sauvignon Blanc ($18.00) 89 points

2013 Luli Sauvignon Blanc, 89 points

Grassy, minty, floral notes meld into succulent peach and apricots in the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc from Luli. Drink this impeccable, Central Coast Sauvignon over the next year.

($18.00)

2013 Palmina Malvasia Bianca ($26) 90 points

2013 Palmina Malvasia Bianca, 90 points

Intensely floral and perfumed, the 2013 Malvasia Bianca is loaded with varietal character and nuance. Mint, jasmine and pear add complexity on the expressive, saline finish.

($26.00)
2012 Gianni Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino ($30.00) 90 points

2012 Gianni Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino, 90 points

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is a beautiful, mid-weight wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Rose petals, sweet red berries, mint and cinnamon come together in a soft, silky wine endowed with terrific balance and tons of appeal.

($30.00)
2013 Iovine Rosso Frizzante Penisola Sorrentina Lettere ($15) 90 points

2013 Iovine Rosso Frizzante Penisola Sorrentina Lettere, 90 points

Campania’s answer to top-flight Lambrusco, the 2013 Lettere bursts from the glass with an exciting mélange of tar, grilled herbs, graphite, smoke and the blackest of stone fruits. This blend of Piedirosso, Aglianico and Sciascinoso dazzles.

($15.00)

2010 La Font de L’Olivier Carignan Vieilles Vignes ($20) 90 points

2010 La Font de L’Olivier Carignan Vieilles Vignes, 90 points

Pomegranate, Mediterranean herbs, tar, licorice, smoke and game jump from the glass in the 2010 Carignan Vieilles Vignes. This juicy, savory Languedoc red delivers serious quality and personality for the money.

($20.00)
2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva ($25) 92 points

2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva, 92 points

Monsanto's 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva captures the pedigree of this great Tuscan vintage. Juicy dark berries, flowers, tobacco and spices add complexity over time, but it is the wine's overall finesse that makes a lasting impression.

($25.00)
2011 Castellare Chianti Classico ($24) 89

2011 Castellare Chianti Classico, 89 points

Ripe, expressive, but also beautifully restrained, Castellare’s 2011 Chianti Classico is a wine of impeccable balance. Sweet red cherries, plums, spices and tobacco emerge over time, but it is the wine's textural elegance that stands out most.

($24.00)

2012 Elio Altare Dolcetto d'Alba ($20) 89 points

2012 Elio Altare Dolcetto d'Alba, 89 points

Altare’s 2012 Dolcetto d'Alba is intense, layered and beautiful, with layers of dark blue/purplish fruit and expressive aromatics. This is a delicious, entry-level wine from one of Barolo’s top artisan producers.

($20.00)
2012 Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo ($26) 89 points

2012 Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo, 89 points

Raspberry, strawberry, flowers, white pepper and mint emerge from the 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo. The 2012 is high-toned, intensely aromatic and energetic, with lovely underlying minerality and drive.

($26.00)
2012 Tiefenbrunner Lagrein Turmhof ($22) 89 points

2012 Tiefenbrunner Lagrein Turmhof, 89 points

Raspberry jam, grilled herbs, spices and juniper berries are some of many notes that inform the 2012 Lagrein Turmhof, a varietally expressive, supple Alto Adige red that will drink beautifully over the next few years.

($22.00)

2012 Adami Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive del Giardino ($22) 90 Points

2012 Adami Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive del Giardino, 90 points

Crisp green apples, pears, white flowers and crushed rocks abound in Adami's 2012 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive del Giardino, a great example of the heights Prosecco can reach in the hands of a diligent producer.

($22.00)
2011 Foradori Teroldego ($28) 90 points

2011 Foradori Teroldego, 90 points

The 2011 Foradori Teroldego is drop-dead gorgeous. Silky, layered and polished, the 2011 impresses for its raciness and textured, inviting personality. Foradori's Teroldego boasts striking, pure fruit laced with expressive floral and spice notes.

($28.00)
2012 Tramin Lagrein ($18) 89 points

2012 Tramin Lagrein, 89 points

Tramin’s 2012 Lagrein bursts from the glass with dark red cherry, plum, smoke and clove overtones. This distinctly forward, juicy Lagrein is best enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.

($18.00)

2012 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino ($25) 91+ points

2012 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino, 91 points

Il Poggione’s 2012 Rosso di Montalcino bursts from the glass with sweet red cherries, raspberries, pomegranate and spices. This is a superb Rosso to drink now or cellar.

($25.00)
2012 Terlano Terlaner Classico ($20) 89 points

2012 Terlano Terlaner Classico, 89 points

White and yellow stone fruits, flowers, mint and crushed rocks all take shape in the 2012 Terlaner Classico, a Pinot Blanc/Chardonnay/ Sauvignon blend that screams with Alto Adige terroir and personality.

($20.00)
2012 Sartarelli Verdicchio Classico ($13) 88

2012 Sartarelli Verdicchio Classico, 88 points

Sartarelli’s 2012 Verdicchio Classico is a gorgeous white from the Marche perfect for everyday drinking. Yellow orchard fruit, mint and jasmine flesh out in a supple, inviting Verdicchio loaded with character and personality.

($13.00)

2009 Domaine Carneros Brut ($28) 90

2009 Domaine Carneros Brut, 90 points

White pear, green apple, jasmine and pastry notes emerge from the 2009 Domaine Carneros Brut. Drink this gorgeous, refreshing California sparkler over the next year or two.

($28.00)
2011 Graci Etna Rosso ($22.00) 89

2011 Graci Etna Rosso, 89 points

Pine, menthol, high-toned floral notes and dark red berries are some of many notes that emerge from Graci’s 2011 Etna Rosso. This mid-weight Sicilian red captures the essence of the Etna’s volcanic soils.

($22.00)
2012 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County ($22.00) 88

2012 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County, 88 points

Lemon peel, white pears, flowers and crushed rocks meld together in a gorgeous, everyday Chardonnay loaded with class. The 2012 is beautifully textured and layered, not to mention a superb value.

($22.00)

2012 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast ($25.00) 93

2012 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 93 points

Rich, racy and perfumed, the Rivers-Marie’s 2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast boasts gorgeous depth and richness. Sweet rose petals, red berries, mint and crushed rocks meld together in the glass, all supported by bright saline notes that underpin the finish.

($25.00)
2012 Inama Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino ($24.00) 90

2012 Inama Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino, 90 points

Hints of almond, dried pears and white flowers flesh out in Inama’s 2012 Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino. The 2012 is soft, textured and flat-out delicious; Inama at its best. Lime, dried flowers and spices linger on the layered, enveloping finish.

($24.00)
2012 Bedrock Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old-Vine	($20.00) 90 points

2012 Bedrock Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old-Vine, 90 points

Dark red cherry, plum, spices, licorice and menthol flesh out in the 2012 Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old-Vine. Hints of tobacco, dried herbs and black cherry linger on the close. This plump, juicy Zinfandel offers tons of near and medium-term appeal.

($20.00)