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“Grey Palm Vineyard” Zinfandel 2015

(Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA) $20

Sometimes zin can be just too ferocious. Not this one. Juicy, fruity, with great classic brambly flavors. 

88 points KM

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SMITH DEVEREUX

“3” California Red Blend 2016

(California) $17

A really tasty, juicy, soft, red party (crowd pleaser) wine for Fall.

87 points KM

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NINE HATS

Riesling 2016

(Columbia Valley, Washington) $14

Simple, juicy and fresh with a light touch of lemony minerality.

86 points KM

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PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS

Chenin Blanc Viognier 2017

(California) $16

Juicy, fresh, aromatic, and wildly fun to drink, this wine is super lively and delicious (and just 12.5% abv). Fantastic with spicy dishes. 

89 points KM

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Apaltagua

“Envero” Gran Reserva Carménère 2016

(Colchagua Valley, Chile) $16

Sleek, vivid, and waiting for a crusty grilled steak. Lots of green peppercorn and tobacco flavors. Delicious.

89 points KM

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Oddity

Dry Tokaji 2015

(Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary) $17

A wonderful dry, fresh, minerally wine made from furmint grapes. Furmint is so plain likeable. Dry Tokaji (toe-KIGH)—you’re new favorite white maybe?

89 points KM

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Ponzi Vineyards

Pinot Gris 2017

(Willamette Valley, OR) $16

If you drizzled cold lime juice over a fresh pear and magically turned it into a dry crisp wine, it would be this great quencher. 

88 points KM

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VILLA RUSSIZ

“Les Enfants” 2016

(Venezia-Giulia, Italy) $15

A delicious blend of pinot grigio, pinot blanc, ribolla gialla, and sauvignon blanc. Creamy with exuberant fresh lime flavors. Relaxing on the deck just got a whole lot better.

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VILLA RUSSIZ

Pinot Bianco 2016

(Collio, Venezia-Giulia, Italy) $14

Deserves to be your summer house wine. Lively, fresh, and pure tasting. Just waiting for a summer salad or seafood on the grill.

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PRELIUS

Vermentino 2016

(Maremma, Tuscany, Italy) $14

Wow. Lots of personality here for $14! Earthy, minerally, and citrus flavors. Insider tip: Vermentino is killer with garlicky seafood pastas and risottos.