Le P’tit Paysan Chardonnay “Jack’s Hill” 2014, Monterey ($24.99) From former assistant winemaker at Bonny Doon, this chardonnay is picked slightly earlier, and sees only stainless steel and neutral barrels to maintain its incredible freshness and minerality. A great, full-flavored chardonnay without the heavinss.
Le P’tit Paysan “Le P’tit Pape” 2014, San Benito ($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.
Keuka Lake Vignoles 2013, Finger Lakes ($17.99) An otherwise unknown grape, Vignoles is similar to riesling in its high natural acidity as well as high natural sugars, making it a perfect grape for the cool region of the Finger Lakes. Vinified dry, with citrus and pineapple notes.
Sentier Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 2014, France ($16.99) Primarily grenache with small amounts of cinsault, syrah and counoise, this fresh rose is great with summer barbecues, grilled fish or pizza.