GÉRARD BERTRAND CREMANT DE LIMOUX
A lovely, pink, bubbly blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot
Noir, this rosé features delicate bubbles, yet a rich, indulgent texture. A complex bouquet of
strawberry and raspberry marmalade on toast. Sparkling rosé from France.
ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA VALLEY
As Napa Cabs keep soaring to exorbitant
heights, here’s an opportunity to try one of the pioneers of Napa Cab who still manages
to keep its price reasonable. Quintessential Napa Cab, notes of blackberries, currants,
plums, toasted vanilla and a touch of mint. Red wine from California.
FALCHINI VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO
Considered one of Italy’s finest white wines since the Renaissance, Falchini Vernaccia is bright,
crisp, & refreshing with light aromas and flavors of stonefruits & apples. White wine from Italy.
DR. L RIESLING
A fine, quaffable Riesling from venerable German winemaker
Ernst Loosen. Hints of white flowers, grapefruit, lemon and green apples and clean acidity
provide balance to this semisweet, delightfully juicy white wine. White wine from Germany.
DON DAVID RESERVE MALBEC
This Malbec placed in the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of the year, somewhat rare for
a red wine in this price range. Very complex, notes of violets, blueberries, chocolate,
mahogany, pipe tobacco, white pepper, dried herbs & stony soil. Red wine from Argentina.
CHÂTEAU GRAVILLE-LACOSTE GRAVES
A lovely Bordeaux, perfect with fresh seafood, this blend of Semillon and Sauvignon
Blanc, much higher than a typical Bordeaux Blanc in its use of Semillon, is refreshing
and invigorating, and also great by-the-glass pour. White wine from France.
DOMAINE HOUCHART CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ
A classic Provençal rosé. Raspberry fruit and bright acidity go well together in this ripe,
harmonious wine. A Wine Enthusiast pick for Top Buys of the Year. Rosé wine from France.
HAHN PINOT NOIR
A very good value in the fickle Pinot Noir category, Hahn shows aromas of red cherries, ripe
raspberries & crushed slate, with a complex fruit punch palate balanced by fresh herbs. Red wine from California..
MARQUÈS DE RISCAL RUEDA
We’ve always loved Spanish Verdejos and feel they’re a little overlooked. Notes of tropical
fruits, hints of fennel and fresh grass, the mouthfeel of this exotic white balances a tongue
coating viscosity with a refreshing snap. White wine from Spain.
DOMAINE DE FENOUILLET BEAUMES DE VENISE ROUGE
A fantastic blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre for all you Rhone Rangers looking to step outside your regional comfort zone. Unfiltered & rich, classic Rhone varietal notes of briary dark fruits and light kiss of peppery spice. Red wine from France.
SANTA JULIA TORRONTES
Lovely bouquet of fresh cut flowers, with flavors of orange peel, grapefruit and subtle lychee
and tropical fruit notes. Another cheap and cheerful sipper to keep a little more money in
the pocket for other summertime fun. White wine from Argentina.
DOMAINE MARCEL LANGOUX POUILLY FUMÉ
Love Sancerre but feel like trying something familiar yet different? Try this Sauvignon Blanc
from Pouilly Fumé in the Loire Valley, on the opposite bank from Sancerre. Dry, lively and
fresh, with the clean minerality this region’s Sauvignon Blancs are famous for, this is another
delicious white that will pour great-by-the glass, or with seafood, poultry & vegetable dishes. White wine from France.