Sileni Marlbourough Sauvignon Blanc ($12.99): More austere and stony than many Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, this is a light-bodied wine built around hints of pineapple and guava. It’s a pleasant, well-priced change of pace from overly fruity and herbal versions.
Overstone Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($11.99):
This great value from Marlborough New Zealand is bright and fruit forward. The nose is tropical with notes of mango and pineapple with a hint of grapefruit. The palate is medium showing more tropical fruit and not as grassy or acidic as offerings such as Oyster Bay. The finish is round and soft making this super easy drinking.
Domaine Costa Lazaridi Drama Amethystos White ($18.99): The grace and finesse of the Sauvignon Blanc meet the strength and intensity of the Assyrtiko. The result is a wine with a fresh full taste and a fruity finish. Attractive, fresh aromas reminiscent of peach, mango and pineapple on a citrus background.
Le Grand Noir GSM ($12.99): This classic Roussillion blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mouvedre has bright cherries and plums on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with red fruit and earth in perfect balance. It is very easy drinking and pairs well with a variety of foods, but is perfectly enjoyable on its own.