Marco Porello Roero Arneis 2014, Piedmont($14.99): Just north of the vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco in the Langhe, Roero thrives with arneis, an indigenous white varietal that has aromas of stone and orchard fruits, with great acidity and a refreshing finish.
Avignonesi Vino Nobile Montepulciano 2012, Tuscany ($29.99): The motto of this historic estate “Terroir speaks, we listen” is reflected with all of its wines produced under biodynamic principles. A medium-full bodied wine that shows both the richness and vibrancy of sangiovse with no other blended grapes. Great with lamb, game meats or any cheese.
Quinta do Crasto Douro 2013, Portugal ($16.99): From one of the region’s great producers and a melange of indigenous varieties, this is dense and herb-infused, with dark fruit and complemented by notes of spice, charcoal and minerals.
Chateau Musar “Musar Jeune” 2012, Lebanon ($24.99): From legendary winemaker Serge Hochar, with continuous production even during periods of turmoil and civil war, Musar Jeune is a blend of cinsault, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon, that shows the rugged terroir of Bekka Valley, with aromas of red fruits, grilled herbs, and an earthiness that will astound you.