Drovers Chardonnay ($12.99):
Light, bright yellow. Ripe melon, quince and nectarine aromas show very good focus, with sweet butter, honeysuckle and lemon zest notes adding complexity. Taut and light on its feet, offering energetic citrus and orchard fruit flavors plus suggestions of chalky minerals and sea salt. Finishes with very good cut and mineral-driven persistence, leaving a subtle floral quality behind.
Field Recordings Fiction Red Blend ($22.99): Winemaker Andrew Jones selects the parcels of grapes in his vineyards that have performed best and then blends them altogether, thus each vintage will have an entirely different varietal make up. This year, however, it is a mix of Zinfandel, Syrah, Mourvedre, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional, Carignan, delivering a full and complex palate of ripe dark berries, eucalyptus, liquorice and cigar box.
The Fableist 373 Cabernet ($25.99): Dark garnet in color, blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Tempranillo, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The resulting wine offers notes of lush blueberry, black currants and tobacco on the nose. The full-bodied palate offers a bouquet of aromas of sweet plum, cherries, vanilla, cedar and baking spice. Hints of dark coco and vanilla lingers through the long, structured finish