J Vineyards Pinot Gris ($18.99): The J California Pinot Gris begins with delightful aromas of roasted pineapple, candied lemon rind and honeysuckle. The palate is complex with notes of honeydew, jasmine and a sliver of minerality.
Pieropan Soave Classico ($19.99): Brilliant straw yellow color with greenish hints. The delicate nose is reminiscent of almond blossoms and marzipan. Good depth of fruit on the palate, balanced by a zingy acidity that enhances its long length.
MacMurray Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($26.99): On the nose, cherries, cranberries, rose petals, cinnamon and vanilla. On the palate, red cherry, plum, vanilla, citrus and toasted pecan, with fine tannin structure and a long finish.
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre ($21.99): Made from 30% dried grapes in the Amarone method, this delicious wine is loaded with mouthwatering black cherry, carob and fig flavors, with touches of mocha and nutmeg. It’s silky smooth, with polished tannins, fresh acidity and depth that offers effortless drinkability and pleasure.