“Young Vines” Xinomavro
(Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece) $20
An exuberant red wine full of zesty cranberry and dark cherry aromas, tasting of earth and spices. Like Nebbiolo, Xinomavro exudes lively acidity and tannin, so while this wine is light-bodied, it’s got a huge sensory impact on the palate and would be a great foil to a spicy lamb dish.
92 points KM
Available at Vivino
Vermentino Reserve 2019
This vermentino from Virginia is light with floral and pear notes and an invigorating finale. The flavor becomes increasingly crisp the longer you linger. Great with summery bites or as an aperitif on the patio.
91 points BK
Available at Saratoga Wine Exchange