Hugel Pinot Blanc ‘Les Amours’ ($14.99): From one of the most esteemed domaine in Alsace, this pinot blanc is a benchmark for dry wine in the region. Medium-bodied and round, yet with a backbone of acidity, this white is extremely well-balanced and with aromas of white flowers and stone fruits.
Hugel Pinot Gris ($17.99): The bouquet is soft and supple, intense, characteristically open and expressive, with fully ripe fruit notes, apricot, greengage, liquorice stick, a touch of buttery brioche, sesame seed, pistachio and fresh hazelnut. The wine fills the mouth, it is rich and well constructed, suave, velvety, soft and almost juicy, with a nice long aromatic finish.
Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir ($29.89): Floral black pepper and warm Christmas spice frame red fruit aromas of currant and pomegranate. The palate enjoys volume without heavy weight, and the punchy red fruits carry a savory depth that fills the front, mid, and back palate. The finish is lengthy and high toned.
Chateau Miaudoux Bergerac Rouge ($16.99): An equal blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, this full-bodied red sees no oak and thus reveals brighter red and purple fruits, along with tobacco, green herbs, and wet stone. This is a hearty wine that is both refreshing and bold, and will pair with any roasted or grilled meats.