Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough ($19.95): With aromas of citrus, grapefruits, lemongrass and flint, this bold yet elegant sauvignon blanc captures the essence of New Zealand with great acidity, and as an easy pairing for a variety of seafood dishes.
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley ($49.95): Made famous at the Judgment of Paris where American wines bested their French counterparts, Chateau Montelena has remained a Napa Valley benchmark. Rich yet elegant, with intensity from start to finish with aromas of tropical and bright citrus, all with incredible balance.
Errazuriz Carmenere ‘Max Reserva’ 2014, Aconcagua Valley ($18.99): Originally from Bordeaux, carmenere, along with pinot noir, has become Chile’s most notable varietal. The Max Reserva comes from three different vineyards that, with the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean, have a long growing season that allow the grape to fully ripen. With aromas of dark fruits, tobacco, and coffee, this drinks like a great Bordeaux.
E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010, Southern Rhone ($54.99): Established in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, this historic domaine is one of the leading wineries of the Rhone Valley. Always with extended ageing in barrel or bottle, the wines of Guigal are predestined for a long life and immediate pleasure upon release. 70% grenache with the remainder syrah and mourvedre, this wine comes from the incredible 2010 vintage and shows the typical aromas of dark raspberries, olives, and grilled herbs, all with incredible intensity.