Burgans Rias Baixas Albarino 2014, Galicia ($15.99): Made by a local cooperative, this albarino has great balance of acidity, minerality and fruit, also with a salinity that makes it a great pairing for shellfish and oysters.
Truchard Chardonnay 2014, Carneros ($25.99): From a region nestled between Napa and Sonoma, this lovely chardonnay combines the best of both regions, with aromas of stone and orchard fruits, with a hint of oak, all with bright acidity.
Crystallum Pinot Noir “Peter Max” 2014, Western Cape ($29.99): Based in Walker Bay, this small, family-owned estate focuses on chardonnay and pinot noir. Lightly extracted with small amounts of whole cluster fermentation, this pinot has aromas of delicate red fruit, sweet spices, as well as an an earthiness that makes this grape so unique.
Michel Chapoutier “Bila-Haut” 2014, Cotes du Roussillon ($14.99): A blend of syrah, grenache, and carignan from a master in the Rhone Valley, this full-bodied red offers all the notes of black pepper and raspberry, as well as additional richness from carignan. A great introduction to the wines of Roussillon. 91 POINTS ROBERT PARKER.