Egon Muller Kanta Riesling Adelaide Hills ($23.99):
The German winemaking philosophies applied to premium South Australian fruit has produced a truly unique wine. Vibrant and crisp, with whiffs of honey and lanolin to the core of lime and pear flavors. Light-bodied yet intense.
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles ($26.99): A subtle but not invisible touch of wood sets off the pretty and fresh aromas of various orchard fruits, and in particular white peach and pear. There is fine volume for a wine at this level to the round and seductively textured flavors where a hint of citrus adds a bit of lift to the acceptably complex and persistent finale.
Hanging Vine Pinot noir ($14.99): This rich, modern-style California Pinot is sourced from 22 parcels from cooler-climate vineyards of California. Deep garnet red in color and featuring cherry fruit with a hint of cedar, clove and spice in a supple, complex style. Medium-full in body, this gem is nicely balanced with a long finish.
Santi Solane Valpolicella Ripasso ($17.99): Cherry, spice and earth drive the Solane on the bouquet as well as the palate. The wine is medium in body, soft in the mouth and finishes clean and dry. This wine shows the elegant, drier style of Ripasso.