Keuka Lake Vinyards ‘Gently Dry’ Vingoles ($17.99): Vignoles is similar to riesling making it a perfect grape for the cool region of the Finger Lakes. The aroma is full of tropical pineapple fruit, which is coupled with lime zest and a slight chalkiness. On the palate, the bright acidity shines through. A great alternative for riesling lovers.
Domaine Estelle Sauvion Sèvre et Maine ‘Sur Lie’ ($16.99): There are unmistakable notes of bright citrus on the nose, leading into a palate of surprising richness, which retains the hallmark brightness and salinity of Muscadet in spite of seeing a little bit of oak. Delectable and delightful.
Grochau Cellar Pinot Noir ‘Commuters Cuvee’ ($21.99): This wine is all about the bright fresh purity of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir! Bright and juicy with sweet spice, earth and loads of red and black raspberry fruit. This is a wine for early consumption but will easily age a few years.
Le P’tit Paysan Pape ($25.99):A traditional Southern Rhone blend of grenache, syrah, mourvedre and cinsault, Le P’tit Pape shows the grapes at its freshest, most delicate, with wonderful red fruit aromas, great acidity, and a soft finish.