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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

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VICTORIA ORDÓÑEZ

“La Ola del Melillero” Pedro Ximénez 2017

(Sierras de Malaga, Spain) $18

This bright and refreshing wine from southern Spain is a dry white wine made from pedro ximénez, a grape usually made into sweet wine. It’s fascinating, delicious, and has a briney/minerally character evocative of sea spray.

88 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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BODEGAS PERICA

“6 Cepas” Viura 2017

(Rioja, Spain) $20

Golden yellow and tasting of nuts and citrus. An old-style Rioja white that’s minerally, full of personality, and fun to drink.

89 points KM

Available at Rodse Wines & Liquors

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PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS

Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2018

(California) $12

Grapefruit zest, honeysuckle, and white peach. Bright and vivacious. An absolute flavorful steal.

89 points MR

Available at Vivino.com

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PETERSON WINERY

“Zero Manipulation Tollini Vineyard” Red Blend 2015

(Mendocino, California) $18

Black cherry and red plum flavors make this sustainably farmed, unfiltered wine perfect for a Tuesday night. Mostly carignane.

87 points MR

Available at Peterson Winery

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ETUDE

Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

(Santa Barbara County, CA) $22

A dry rosé with mouthwatering acidity, salted watermelon flavors. Satisfyingly crisp. Stellar price for a terrific wine.

92 points MR

Available at Wine.com

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ROBERT WEIL

Riesling Trocken 2017

(Rheingau, Germany) $19

Tight and minerally. Edgey. Pinpoint acidity. Fresh and bone dry.

89 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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TAMARACK

“Firehouse White” 2018

(Columbia Valley, Washington) $18

Elegant event wine with something for everyone—flowers, fruit, and a precise body.

88 points TS

Available at Tamarack Cellars

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REYNEKE

Vinehugger Red 2017

(Western Cape, South Africa) $13

Elevate late summer spicy barbeque with the exotic aromatics, ripe fruit, and balanced tannins here. What a steal!he exotic aromatics, ripe fruit, and balanced tannins here. What a steal!

88 points TS

Available at Gary's Wine & Marketplace

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SEVEN HILLS

Merlot 2016

(Walla Walla, Washington) $23

Tastes like it costs WAY more than it does. Great structure. Deliciously savory with notes of dark chocolate and spice.

90 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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ROBERT MONDAVI

Merlot 2015

(Napa Valley, California) $24

A big thick red with lots of stuff. Great for BBQ steaks and burgers in the backyard.

88 points KM

Available at Vivino.com