Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir 2014 ($25.99): It begins with sophisticated fragrances of brambles and violet, showcasing an elegant medium weight wine featuring ripe blackberry fruit, earthiness and subtle tannins, alongside luscious bright cherry notes. There is a compelling core of minerality that sits effortlessly on the palate. Pure, evocative Pinot character that is enticing and rich. Floral and earthy finish.
Domaine Champalou Vouvray Brut ($21.99): A blend of three different vintages of chenin blanc, this dry bubbly has slightly less effervescence than Champagne, with generous aromas of stone fruits, white flowers, and a bit of honey, making it an easy drinking aperitif or even easier pairing with shellfish.
Clos La Coutale Cahors ($14.99): 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot. Deep ruby in colour. Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and prune. Fresh finish with mint and vanilla. A classic expression of Cahors in the South West of France, birthplace of the well-known Malbec grape variety. Ideal with pork chops.
Mastroberardino Greco Di Tufo ($20.99): Along with Falanghina and Fiano, Greco is one of the three important white grapes of Campania. Generally deeper colored with more mineral and savory tones than the other two. Medium-full bodied, with serious structure, this wine can hold up to heavier dishes, and does especially well with light roasts, turkey, or creamy cheeses.