Rudolf May Silvaner Trocken 2014, Germany ($14.99): Germany’s most popular varietal in the early 20th century, this silvaner has aromas of lemon and lime zest, with a full, ripe palate, yet with refreshing acidity. A great introduction into the dry wines of Germany.
Erste & Neue Muller Thurgau 2014, Alto Adige ($17.99): From the top co-operative in Alto Adige, this dry, aromatic white has intense aromas of exotic fruit, with mild acidity. Great with shellfish and oysters.
Bench Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast ($22.99): From the Brack Mountain Wine Co., this Sonoma pinot noir from the near-perfect 2013 vintage in N. California has notes of plums, currants, and cedar. The ripe fruit and mild oak are well-integrated, giving the wine a supple palate and a refreshing finish.
Cascina Ca’ Rossa Langhe Nebbiolo “Funsu” 2013, Piedmont ($18.99): From the varietal of the majestic Barolo and Barbaresco, this fun, full-bodied nebbiolo sees no oak and exhibits the traditional aromatics of violets, roses, and red cherries. Great with lamb, carpaccio, or mushrooms!