Eva Fricke Riesling, Kiedrich 2014, Rheingau ($31.99): An up and coming winemaker who produced her first vintage in 2006, Eva was previously at Leitz and is extraordinarily familiar with the terroir of the Rheingau. Aromas of stone frutis and minerals, with beautiful acidity make this a wonderful pairing with ceviche, sushi, or even roast chicken.
Clotilde Davenne St. Bris 2014, Burgundy ($18.99): A unique wine from the only region in Burgundy allowed to grow Sauvignon Blanc, the St. Bris tastes like a cross of Sancerre, Chablis, and Burgundy all in one. With great mineral intensity, and round citrus notes in the palate, this makes a wonderful aperitif, and pairs easily with shellfish and light seafood.
Moissenet Bonnard Bourgogne Rouge “Cuvee de l’Oncle Paul” 2014, Burgundy ($22.99): Based in Pommard, the family has owned vineyards for eight generations. Named after a great uncle, this is a muscular and rich Bourgogne with black currant and herbal notes that drinks like a baby Pommard, with bigger tannins and acidity than the typical appellation wine.
Domaine de la Bastide Cotes du Rhone, La Figue 2015 ($13.99): The vineyards of Bastide have nearly 900 years of viticultural history, beginning with the Templars, followed by Benedictine and Dominican monks, and continuing today with the Royer family. This juicy, fruit-forward Cotes du Rhone has refreshing aromas of raspberries, black pepper, and green herbs.