Folkway Semillon ‘The Deviator’ 2014, Santa Barbara ($19.99): With 10% sauvignon blanc, this is an expressive, aromatic and opulent white, with notes of orchard and tropical fruits, figs, and spices. A great pairing with hearty winter fare.
Drovers Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley ($22.99): A collaboration between Encore Wine Imports and Illahe Vineyards in Willamette Valley, this bright, mineral-driven pinot noir reflects its home of Willamette Valley, with aromas of strawberries and cherries, all backed by hints of white pepper and herbs.
Dragonette Pinot Noir 2012, Sta. Rita Hills ($46.99): Founded in the heart of Santa Barbara by two wine loving friends in 2005, Dragonnette is one of the up-and-coming estates in California. This pinot noir is sourced from 6 different vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills, and shows primarily aromas of crushed red fruit, flowers, thyme, and minerals, balancing both ripeness and acidity.
The Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Paso Robles ($25.99): A full-bodied red, this is one of the best values coming from Paso Robles. With aromas of dark fruits, licorice as well as notes of coffee and chocolate, this will pair well with any steak or roast.