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QUINTA DA PELLADA

“Primus” 2015

(Dao, Portugal) $32

Over-the-top snappiness gives this wine a super refreshing quality. Very zesty, citrusy, and mouthwatering. A field blend of 19 indigenous white Portuguese varieties. Fun and distinctive.

92 points KM

Available at Gary’s Marketplace

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BRENDEL

“Chorus” Cuvée Blanc 2019

(Napa Valley, California) $28

Tarragon and kumquat citrus with a sagey finish. This wine is intriguing and unique—great to pair with warm lentil salad or goat cheese.

90 points KM

Available at Brendel Wines

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LEEUWIN ESTATE

“Prelude Vineyard” Chardonnay 2020

(Margaret River, Australia) $30

A rich, toasty Chardonnay loaded with apple and apricot notes, counterbalanced by absolutely pulsating crisp freshness. A great all-around Chardonnay for all sorts of dishes.

92 points KM

Available at Mr. D Wine Merchant

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JORDAN

Chardonnay 2019

(Russian River Valley, California) $35

Jordan is well known for perfectly proportioned wines that are elegant, classic, and never overwrought. This Chardonnay is evocative of golden apples with hints of minerals vanilla bean, and fresh pineapple.

92 points KM

Available at Jordan Winery

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MARKHAM

“The Altruist” 2017

(Napa Valley, California) $31

Markham has been quietly at work making some of Napa Valley’s most deliciously plush Merlots for many decades. The Altruist has a spicy, rich core and great structure.

92 points KM

Available at Wine.com

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ANALEMMA

“Mosier Hills Estate Vineyard” Mencia Mayor 2018

(Columbia Gorge, Washington) $35

Mencia, one of the most delicious red grapes of Spain, makes sleek, spicy, rich wines. In the stunning Columbia Gorge it does the same thing, as this wine—with its wonderful spicy, bitter cherry flavors—attests.

91 points KM

Available at Solano Cellars

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MARQUÉS DE CACERES

Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2011

(Rioja, Spain) $27

“Spain continues to be the source of older wines at fantastic prices. Wonderful dry earthiness with notes of mushrooms and soy sauce.”

90 points KM

Available at Total Wine & More

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Groth

"Hillview Vineyard" Chardonnay 2018

(Napa Valley, CA) $35

“A good satisfying chardonnay from a top Napa Valley estate. Big and rich.”

89 points KM

Available at Groth Vineyards & Winery

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PRAGER

"Ried Steinriegl" Riesling Federspiel 2018

(Wachau, Austria) $32

“Beautifully subtle with a delightfully full body that shows how much range riesling has. Federspiel is a designation of modest ripeness for dry wines made in the Wachau region.”

90 points TS

Available at Vivino.com

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OAKVILLE WINERY

Zinfandel 2017

(Oakville, Napa Valley, CA) $28

From the family who brings you GHOST BLOCK, comes this juicy, peppery and briary zinfandel that’s beautifully balanced and rich without being heavy. Grilled pork chops please.

Available at Oakville Winery

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TAMBER BEY

“Lizzy’s Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc 2018

(Oakville, Napa Valley, CA) $32

Fresh, limey, and tangy, this is one of our favorite wines with goat cheeses and summer salads.

Available at Tamber Bey Vineyards

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KELLEHER

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

(Oakville, Napa Valley, CA) $34

Round and full bodied with pear and tropical notes. A plush style of sauvignon blanc.

Available at Kelleher Wines