Tussock Jumper Sauvignon Blanc ($12.99): Nectarine and fig notes mark the nose, while the palate is mellow and well-ripened, then delivers a refreshing citrusy kick on the long, grapefruit finish.
Cinta Montepuciano d’Abruzzo 750 ml ($8.99) / 1.5 L ($15.99): It is rustic and rich with traditional characteristics of the Montepulciano grape. It possesses deep red-purplish color and is highly aromatic with earthy notes and hints of pepper and spice. Fresh and full-bodied with dark berry flavors, it has potential to develop further with age but is best to drink now.
Fontella Chianti ($13.99): 90 Pts James Suckling
Fontella is a traditional Chianti, being predominantly Sangiovese with a splash of Canaiolo and Colorino. Medium-bodied and easy-drinking in style, it is stainless steel fermented to maximise freshness and fruit expression. The resulting soft, harmonious flavours of dark cherry, plum, chocolate and marzipan make this wine taste like it could be three times the price.
Mendoza Vineyards Malbec Gran Reserva ($19.99): 90 pts Wine Enthusiast
This Malbec is aged in both French and American oak barrels for 18 months. The Malbec shows a great core of cassis and blackberries, with extraordinarily well-integrated oak, vanilla and coffee notes.