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PIATELLI VINEYARDS

“Grand Reserve Trinita”

(Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina) $22

A delightful red blend filled with chocolate, boysenberry, and savory tones. Slight spice and hints of oak. This is the wine to enjoy with short ribs.

90 points BK

Available at Vivino

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PAUL JABOULET AINE

“Parallele 45” Côtes du Rhone

(Côte du Rhône, France) $12

Amazing for the price. Sensational grenadine, raspberry, violets, and pepper flavors and just enough tannin to give the wine incredible structure.

92 points KM

Available at Vivino

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APOSTOLOS THYMIOPOULOS

“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

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LA RIOJA ALTA

“Viña Alberdi” Reserva 2015

(Rioja, Spain) $21

A classic earth-and-leather style Rioja that’s mellow and easy to drink. Terrific when you’re in the mood for some “Old World” flavors.

88 points KM

Available at Vivino

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DONNAFUGATA

"Sherazade” Nero d’Avola 2018

(Sicily, Italy) $23

Loads of flavor in this southern Italian beauty. Red licorice, fresh raspberries, and cherry liqueur, plus lots of spiciness. Fantastic with almost any sort of pasta dish.

90 points KM

Available at Vivino

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ALPHA ESTATE

“Hedgehog” Single Vineyard Xinomavro 2017

(Amyndeon, Greece) $23

This wine’s personality is overflowing out of the glass, like a warm cherry pie with lots of edgy tannins. Incredible to pair with a good steak or grilled lamb.

92 points KM

Available at Vivino

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TSIAKKAS

Xynisteri 2019

(Pitsilia, Cyprus) $20

This fresh and racy white from the island of Cyprus is perfect for a warm summer night Lemony and salty sea air notes blend together making it a great pairing with crisp tossed salads or tuna crudo.

90 points KM

Available at Martin Wine

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CHATEAU PESQUIE

"Edition 1912M” 2016

(Ventoux, France) $16

Violets and cherry confiture swirl together in the glass for a bright and buoyant summer red. This super steal can be paired with anything from roast chicken to less spicy Asian dishes.

91 points KM

Available at Martha's Vineyard

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LEITZ

“Eins Zwei Dry 3”

(Rheingau, Germany) $18

Lovely quiet fruit flavors, slight salinity, and a refreshing, zippy finish. If lime sherbet finished dry on the palate this wine would be its doppelganger.

92 points KM

Available at Total Wine

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BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

Vermentino Reserve 2019

(Virginia) $23

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

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BLUESTONE VINEYARDS

Petit Manseng 2019

(Viriginia) $25

A wine full of honeydew aromas, summery flavors, and a hint of oak. Made from the French grape variety petit manseng this wine is fresh and a pleasure to sip.

89 points BK

Available at Vinoshipper.com

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SHELDRAKE POINT

“Archival” Riesling 2017

(Finger Lakes, New York) $20

Here’s a terrific, bold, dry riesling with flavors of cantaloupe, orange blossoms, lemon zest and vanilla bean. The Finger Lakes region makes the best rieslings in the U.S

92 points BK

Available at Total Wine