Cycles Gladiator Chardonnay 2013, Central Coast ($15.99): Papaya, peaches, and nectarines on the nose, with a hint of toasted oak, with ripe, soft acidity providing a lush texture. Pairs well with any rich, creamy pastas.
Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir 2013, Central Coast ($15.95): Sourced primarily from Monterey, this silky pinot noir offers aromas of cherries, blueberries, and red baking spices. Try with salmon, lamb or duck.
Creta Ribera del Duero 2012, Spain ($13.99): From a 70 year-old vineyard, this red offers notes of melted chocolate, black cherry jam, cedar, and charcoal, with spices and floral accents.
Grosbois Chinon “La Cuisine de Ma Mere,” 2014 France ($18.99): Family-owned since 1820, this 100% cabernet franc is youthful and fresh with savory aromas of peppercorns, roasted peppers, and tobacco leaf.