Selbach Incline Dry Rielsing ($14.99): Vinified in stainless steel, with just a hint of residual sugar, this wine vividly represents all that Mosel wine should be: Fruity with vibrant acidity, clarity, and precision — all highlighted by intense slate-driven minerality
La Rioja Alta Rioja Reserva Vina Alberdi ($21.99): Deep, ripe cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. Expansive nose, with dominating ripe red fruit, currants and liquorice, rounded off with sweet notes of vanilla, caramel, jam and spices. The wine is particularly well-balanced, with a smooth, elegant entry, medium body and sweet, tasty tannins. Ripe fruit, herbs, vanilla and caramel come together to mark a pleasant, agreeable finish.
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero ($27.99): This inky, opaque wine shows real intensity on the palate, with layers of concentrated blackberry, toasted herbs, smoke and vanilla, all backed by ripe tannins and a firm structure.
Mas de Gourgonnier Les Beux de Provence ($18.99): Medium, bodied, soft and easygoing with silky red fruits, sun-baked herbs and a touch of pepper. A real crowd pleaser.