G.D. Vajra, Langhe Rosso
Region: DOC Langhe, Italy
Varietals: Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Freisa, Pinot Noir, Albarossa
In Brief: Punchy pomegranates and raspberries. This wine is full of bright acidity with soft tannins on the finish. Simply delightful and a must-try at this price.
Da Cruz e Teles - COZ Castelão
Region: VdP - Montejunto - Lisboa, Portugal
In Brief: You should drink more Portuguese wine and you should start with this one. Bright and mineral-driven with just a pop of black raspberry.
Erste + Neue, Lagrein
Region: Südtirol- Alto Adige DOC - Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
In Brief: Morello cherries and dark chocolate. Every wine we taste from Erste+Neue brings with it a sophisication that can't be ignored. The Lagrein is no exception.
Stolpman Vineyards, Combe Trousseau
Region: Ballard Canyon AVA - CA
In Brief: Fresh, sophisticated Trousseau that deserves to be served outside under the sunshine. Get this down to cellar temperature and enjoy all of the thyme and cranberries this wine has to offer.