Charles Smith “Kung Fu Girl” Riesling 2014, Columbia Valley ($14.99): Gently off-dry, this is one of the best rieslings in the U.S., with aromas of orchard fruits and key lime, all with a stony minerality and bright acidity.
Bread & Butter Chardonnay 2014, California ($15.99): Don’t let the name fool you! While this wine is a creamy chardonnay full of toasty oak, vanilla, and tropical fruits, it is a medium-bodied wine with plenty of balance. Pairs easily with chicken and light pastas, as well as cheese.
Mettler Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Lodi ($24.99): From family-owned vineyards for five generations, this full-bodied red has a small amount of old-vine Petite Sirah, which adds even more weight and a peppery quality to this robust wine. Goes great with barbecue!
Can Blau Montsant 2013, Catalonia ($17.99) A traditional blend of mazuelo, garnacha and syrah from just outside the famous region of Priorat, this full-bodied red has aromas of black fruits, spices, and licorice, and will pair well anything that comes off the grill.