Giordano Lombardo Gavi di Gavi ‘Vigne di San Martino’ ($16.99): This wine made, biodynamically, shows nutty citrus fruits on the floral nose. It has a driving minerality on the palate, with a chalky texture that does not diminish the graceful freshness and clarity of expression.
Nervi Gattinara ($34.99): This mountain Nebbiolo is elegant and austere. The nose shows rose petals and violets, layered with cherries and leather. The palate is light to medium-bodied with bright red fruit followed by tobacco leading into richly integrated tannins and a long finish.
Daniel Rion Cotes de Nuits Village ‘Mosaic’ ($29.99): Wine Spectator 90 pts
This Pinot Noir is a fine expression of black cherry, raspberry and spice flavors, with a silky texture. It is balanced, featuring a light grain to the tannins finishing long with a lingering hint of black pepper.