Clean Slate Riesling ($13.99): Insanely finessed & graceful with hints of white peach, nectarine, apricot, persimmon, green apple, and sweet lime. Perfect touch of ripe fruit, a delicate essence of river slate, and an awesome lip-licking, clean, pristine, light, drier, quenching finish.
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Nero Turmhof ($29.99): From the Northern most part of Italy, Alto Adige, by the border of Austria, and where two thirds of the population speaks German, this Blauburgunder (Austrian name for Pinot Noir) shows strawberries and violets on the nose. The palate is elegant and silky with red fruit balanced with a smoky minerality. This is a versitile wine that pairs well with grilled white meats, salmon, tuna or your favorite marinara pasta dish.
Jaeger-Defaix Rully 1er Cru Preaux ($39.99): Light ruby color. The expressive nose is more complex and a bit more elegant as well with its pretty array of very pinot aromas that are trimmed in discreet wood. There is a finer mouth feel to the delicious, round and attractively textured medium weight flavors.
Vieux Telegramme Chateauneuf du Pape ($47.99): This red has a lovely, perfumy mix of savory, mint, tobacco, blood orange, cherry and bergamot notes all mixed together, carried by silky but ample structure before ending with a long, mineral- and shiso leaf–infused finish. Finely beaded acidity lets everything hang wonderfully.