Vigneti a Prua Rossese Riviera Ligura ($23.99): From the Italian Riviera best known for pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and great shellfish, this light, exuberant red has aromas of fresh strawberries, with a refreshing, mineral-driven finish that drinks like spring in a bottle and captures the essence of the Mediterranean.
Gundlach Bundschu Merlot ($32.99): Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points
This medium-bodied wine has some fine yet grippy tannins and an ageable future, but it’s tightly wound core is not shy. It offers seamless layers of violets, dark fruit, ripe black olive, earth and a hint of warm crème brûlée. Simply gorgeous.