Dr. Loosen ‘Dr. L’ Riesling ($12.99): This extremely popular introductory wine embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. It is refreshing and fruity, with a fine mineral edge that is typical of the region. The grapes used to make Dr. L come exclusively from traditional vineyards with steep slopes and slate soil. By working closely with a select group of growers on long-term contracts, brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen are able to ensure excellent quality in every vintage.
Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone ($14.99): This wine expresses authentic regional character: aromas of ripe black fruit, a gentle spiciness, and a garrigue-flavored kick of thyme and rosemary. Here is a textbook Côtes du Rhône for everyday satisfaction: juicy and gulpable, with just enough chewy tannin to pair with a burger or whatever else might be on the menu.
Renacer Punto Final Malbec ($12.99): Dark ruby red in color with violet tones, this Malbec has aromas of red currants, blackberries, and plums, with notes of pepper and clove. Flavors of black cherries, red and black currants, and juicy plums fill the mouth with hints of wood spice and vanilla on the finish.
Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ($29.99): The motto of this historic estate “Terroir speaks, we listen” is reflected with all of its wines produced under biodynamic principles. A medium-full bodied wine that shows both the richness and vibrancy of sangiovese with no other blending grapes. Great with lamb, game meats, or any cheese.