Bleeker Chardonnay ($11.99): Plenty of ripe melon and mango and citrus balanced by a kiss of oak. The mid-palate features butter and vanilla with just enough acidity to lead into a refreshing finish.
Ciro Picariello Fiano d’Avellino ($24.99): In the region around Naples, where the soil has an abundance of volcanic material from nearby mount Vesuvius, is a small town called Avellino. It is here that Fiano was saved from the brink of extinction. This offering is lively and savory with notes of white peaches and a hint of apple, layered with a crisp balanced minerality from the volcanic soil.
Fattoria Rodano Chianti Classico Viacosta ($29.99): Heady aromas, a profusion of red fruit, leather and spice. There’s purity to the cherry, strawberry and earth flavors on the generous palate. Juicy and well-structured, with a firm mesh of tannins. Finishes long and savory.
Montepelosso A Quo Toscana ($21.95):It boasts gorgeous, well delineated aromatics and has tons of unbridled energy. The crystalline vibrancy of the fruit is impossible not to notice and admire. Ripe plums, tart raspberries, wild berries and graphite give the wine a copious intensity balanced by minerality and structure. Layers of fruit build to the vinous yet precise finish. This is a great wine that captures the full personality of a fine vintage.