Honoro Vera Rueda Verdejo (10.99): This 100% Verdejo shows aromas tropical fruit and white flowers. The palate is light with notes of pineapple and melon mingling with citrus. The finish is crisp and dry with great minerality and length.
Ipsum Rueda Verdejo ($12.99): Pale yellow. High-pitched citrus fruit and floral aromas show good clarity. Dry and nervy, offering a refreshingly bitter quality to the taut lemon and lime flavors. Closes tight and precise, with resonating mineral and citrus zest notes.
Creta Ribera del Duero Roble ($15.99): This 100% Tempranillo is opaque purple in color and offers up a bouquet of candied fruit, espresso, creamy spices, incense, and assorted black fruits. It is structured on the palate with layers of concentrated fruit and sweet tannins.
Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Ribera del Duero Crianza ‘Tinto Pesquera’ ($33.99): Established 1972, Alejandro Fernandez was instrumental in cultivating the reputation of Ribera del Duero as a great winemaking region. 100% Tinto Fino, or Tempranillo, this bold red is darker and richer than its counterparts in Rioja and is aged in both American and French barrels. A benchmark for the region.