Excelsior Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99): A fresh white that has ripe tropical fruit as well as distinct grassy notes, this is a great value from for those looking for a well-balanced sauvignon blanc that has the is great with light fish.
Cigar Box Malbec ($11.99): Sourced from a single vineyard and hand-harvested, this fresh malbec has aromas of ripe plums, violets, and creamy vanilla, with a soft silky finish. Should go great with lighter, grilled meats.
La Kiuva Valle d’Aosta Arnod-Montjovet ($19.99): This red is stunningly feral and alluring, and immediately disarms you with its lightness and aromatic density. It has a smokey, earthy nose, with a sweetness that’s somehow palpable as well, but it lands on the palate with a far lighter weight than expected. Rustic but light; limpid and classy. A spicy palette of aromas that evokes innocence and ravishment all at once. Hints of smoky strawberry, bright wild berries and a lick of minerality that completes the wine fully.
Fess Parker Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills ($24.99): As a cool climate appellation within Santa Barbara, Sta. Rita Hills is currently producing extraordinarily balanced Pinot Noirs and chardonnay. This full-bodied red is pretty, with loads of bright red fruit on the nose, a luxurious palate, and a graceful finish.