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LA CAÑA

Albariño 2019

(Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain) $20

Lightly citrusy and peachy, with a nice sense of roundness. Fresh and simple.

88 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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MARQUÉS DE CÁCERAS

Verdejo 2019

(Rueda, Spain) $9

Nine dollars! Verdejo has a flavor similar to sauvignon blanc, and if you like New Zealand SB, you’ll like this too.

88 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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CASAL DE ARMÁN

“Eira dos Mouras” 2018

(Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain) $25

The name means “the medicine woman of the wine terraces,” and this fresh, peppery, spicy white made from treixadura grapes is fantastic and mouthwatering.

89 points KM

Available at The Underground Bottle Shop

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TELMO RODRIQUEZ

“Gaba do Xil” Godello 2018

(Valdeorras, Spain) $23

Godello, one of the greatest white grapes of Spain, has golden flavors, a wonderful peppery aliveness, and is incredibly juicy.

89 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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LUCIEN ALBRECHT

Reserve Gewürztraminer 2017

(Alsace, France) $20

Think you don’t like gewürztraminer? You have nothing to lose by trying this with some Asian spring rolls and surprising yourself. Technicolor flavors. Perfect as a foil to spice. 

88 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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TREFETHEN

 “Estate Dry Riesling” 2017

(Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, CA) $22

As crisp, light, dry, and tart as wine gets. Add some club soda and a lime, and a summer spritzer has arrived.

88 points KM

Available at Wally's Wine & Spirits

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POGGIO AL TESORO

"Solosole" 2018

(Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy) $22

The name means “Only Sun,” and what could be better than some sun in your glass? From the Tuscan coast comes this fresh tangy vermentino with bright lemon zest and sea spray notes.

90 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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MASSERIA LI VELI

"Passamante” Salice Salentino DOC 2018

(Apulia, Italy) $15

The appellation Salice Salentino in Apulia is a treasure trove of inexpensive southern Italian reds like this bold rustic wine from negroamaro grapes. It’s just begging for a dish of pasta with sausages from the grill. The name “Passamante” refers to a forest beside the vineyard where Italian lovers used to meet to do what Italian lovers do in secluded forests. From the words “pass” (to pass) and “amante” (lover).

88 points KM

Available at Vivino

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CHÂTEAU ROUTAS

Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2019

(Provence, France) $13

Refreshing, citrusy, and tasty with the merest hint of strawberry. Terrific as a wine for making Pink Sangria.

88 points KM

Available at Vivino

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LUSTAU

Solera los Arcos Dry Amontillado Sherry NV

(Jerez, Spain) $17

Want something different for a night on the patio this summer? Try a chilled bottle of this Sherry. Orange peel, almonds, and spice blend perfectly with anything grilled.

92 points TS

Available at Wine.com

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EMILIO MORO

“El Zarzal” Godello 2018

(Bierzo, Spain) $23

Lovely, rich, nutty aroma plus loads of minerality and apple-y freshness. If you like chardonnay, you must try godello (go-DAY-o) for a change of pace

90 points KM

Available at The Cellar d'Or

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VIRXE DE GALIR

“Pagos del Galir” Mencía 2016

(Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain) $17

Spicy, lively, and a really fun red wine made from mencía grapes. Loads of notes of cardamom, plums, and black pepper. If you’ve never tried mencía, don’t miss this Steal.

90 points KM

Available at winedeals.com