Do Ferreiro Albarino Riax Baixas ($21.95) / 375ml ($16.95): Tempered by the Atlantic Ocean, this albarino has great balance of acidity, minerality and fruit, also with a salinity that makes it a great pairing for shellfish and oysters. Recently mentioned by Eric Asimov’s Wine School in the NYTimes, come taste what the fuss is about!
Artuke Rioja ($12.99): This Rioja is fresh, bright and juicy. Aged in concrete tanks to preserve the cherry red fruit qualities, this Joven (Young) Tempranillo represents an extraordinary value. This is a quaffable easy drinking red.
Chateau Lamartine Cahors ($19.99): From family owned vineyards that have produced wine since the Middle Ages, Chateau Lamartine is the premier estate in Cahors. Made from 100% malbec, this is a dark red that shows the elegant side of malbec, with aromas of red and black fruits, roasted coffee and an earthiness that shows its terroir.
12 Volts Tierra de Mallorca ($25.95): A bright and spicy wine with aromas of fresh red cherries and plums, purple flowers and granite, 12 Volts offers light and earthy tannins that uphold the wine’s persistent acidity and spice, which hints at cinnamon and anise. After some time in the glass, the oak comes whispering through with very slight aromas of toasted caramel.