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SCAIA

Rosato 2021

(Veneto, Italy) $15

Berry and citrus flavors with icicle-crisp acidity.

88 points KM

Available at Empire Wine

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MASSERIA LI VELI

“Torrerose” 2021

(Salento, Apulia, Italy) $15

Light notes of raspberries, peaches, and lime, all in a dry, crisp, refreshing rosé.

89 points KM

Available at Wine Made Easy

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DOMAINE DE MARRANS

"Les Marrans" Fleurie 2019

(Beaujolais, France) $24

A truly concentrated wine with bright cherries, intense mineral notes and a salty, umami character. Excellent with charcuterie or grilled cheese.

91 points BK

Available at Sokolin.com

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DOMAINE BERNIER

Chardonnay 2020

(Loire Valley, France) $12

Tart, clean, fresh. Lemon-lime but bone dry. Tangy, fresh minerality, and an herbal lift. What a crowd pleaser for $3 a glass!

89 points KM

Available at Wine.com

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M & S OGIER D’AMPUIS

"Le Temps est Venu" 2018

(Cȏtes du Rhȏne, France) $20

Dense, dark, spicy, rustic, gutsy. Bring on the steak. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

87 points KM

Available at Gary's Wine & Marketplace

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JULIA’S DAZZLE

Rosé 2021

(Columbia Valley, WA) $18

Dazzle indeed. Crisp, cold strawberry and peach notes with a lively flourish at the end.

89 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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COMTESSE DE MALET ROQUEFORT

Blanc 2020

(Bordeaux, France) $13

What? They make $15 wines in Bordeaux??? Yeah, we know it’s surprising but in fact, Bordeaux does make some terrific steals, especially whites. This one (mostly Sauvignon Blanc) is lightly botanical and a splash of freshness.

89 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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BOUNDARY BREAKS

Dry Riesling “No 239” 2019

(Finger Lakes, NY) $23

Do we need to remind you that the Finger Lakes makes the best Riesling in the US? This one’s as refreshing as cold mountain water, as light as a cloud, and beautifully citrusy.

90 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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EFFORT

Grenache Rosé 2021

(Edna Valley, CA) $25

The winery might be named Effort (Center of Effort), but you won’t need any to drink a bottle of this juicy, delicious rosé. Watermelon, strawberries, and cherry blossom notes but bone dry.

90 points KM

Available at Center of Effort

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BADIA a COLTIBUONO

Chianti Classico 2019

(Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy) $20

The flavors of Tuscany for $4 a glass? Can’t beat that. Lots of dark cherry, spice, sweet tobacco, and minerally aromas and flavors. A partner for any pasta.

90 points KM

Available at Wine.com

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INAMA

Carmenere “Piu” 2018

(Colli Berici, Venento, Italy) $22

This is one of the few Carmeneres made in Italy (a delicious red, Carmenere is Chile’s signature wine). Lots of structure. Good grip, yet silky. Loads of cherry/plum fruit with green peppercorn notes. One of my favorites with roast chicken.

88 points KM

Available at Vivino.com