Rock Point Pinot Gris 2013, Oregon ($15.99): Primarily from Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, this straightforward pinot gris has aromas of orchard fruits, green herbs, and a refreshing minerality.
Rock Point Pinot Noir 2013, Oregon ($19.99): As a tribute to the local history of Rogue River, this pinot noir has notes of fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries, with aromatic baking spices that make it a great value in Oregon.
Donedei Merlot 2009, Columbia Valley ($35.99): Made in tiny quantities from winemaker Carolyn Lakewold, this concentrated, dense merlot expresses the best of Washington state, with notes of ripe blackberries and dark chocolate. This beauty is drinking perfectly with good bottle age.
Domaine de Cabrials Pinot Noir 2014, France ($13.99): From vineyards located in the heart of Languedoc and grown on chalk soil, this harmonious pinot is well-balanced with red fruit character, and plenty of spice. A bargain from Southern France.