Underwood Pinot Gris, Oregon 2014 ($12.99): An unpretentious, everyday refresher, with orchard and stone fruit notes, all ending with a crisp, dry finish that pairs great with BBQs, on the rooftop or in the park. Also available in cans!
Truchard Pinot Noir, Carneros 2013 ($29.99): From a region nestled between Napa and Sonoma, this lovely pinot combines the best of both regions, with aromas of plums, strawberries, and pomegranates, with a silky, lingering finish.
Chapoutier “Les Vignes de Bila-Haut” 2013, France ($14.99): A blend of syrah, grenache, and carignan from a master in the Rhone Valley, this full-bodied red offers all the notes of black pepper and raspberry, as well as additional richness from carignan. A great introduction to the wines of Roussillon. 91 POINTS ROBERT PARKER.
Old School Rouge 2014, France ($13.99): From one of the only biodynamic producers in Minervois, this entry level red from Chateau Maris has loads of red fruit, baking spices, and earthy tones that make this “old school” wine.