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FAMILLE PERRIN

“Nature” Côtes du Rhône 2018

(Côtes du Rhône, France) $16

Cotes du Rhône is a perfect dinnertime red—medium-bodied, savory and structured with dark cherry and earth notes. This one called “Nature” from the well-known producer Famille Perrin is made with organic grapes.

90 points KM

Available at Vivino

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J. DE VILLEBOIS

“Touraine” Sauvignon Blanc 2020

(Loire Valley, France) $12

I love this flavor. Melons, sage, and very white peppery. Super thirst quenching and fresh. Dramatic guava notes.

91 points KM

Available at We Speak Wine

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KONO

Sauvignon Blanc 2021

(Marlborough, New Zealand) $15

Passionfruit and jasmine blossom aromas, with flavors that scream spritzy lemon-lime zest. Dry, clean, pure, and so alive.

90 points BK

Available at Vivino

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QUINTA DA PELLADA

“Primus” 2015

(Dao, Portugal) $32

Over-the-top snappiness gives this wine a super refreshing quality. Very zesty, citrusy, and mouthwatering. A field blend of 19 indigenous white Portuguese varieties. Fun and distinctive.

92 points KM

Available at Gary’s Marketplace

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BRENDEL

“Chorus” Cuvée Blanc 2019

(Napa Valley, California) $28

Tarragon and kumquat citrus with a sagey finish. This wine is intriguing and unique—great to pair with warm lentil salad or goat cheese.

90 points KM

Available at Brendel Wines

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LEEUWIN ESTATE

“Prelude Vineyard” Chardonnay 2020

(Margaret River, Australia) $30

A rich, toasty Chardonnay loaded with apple and apricot notes, counterbalanced by absolutely pulsating crisp freshness. A great all-around Chardonnay for all sorts of dishes.

92 points KM

Available at Mr. D Wine Merchant

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VILARNAU

Brut Reserva

(Penedès, Catalonia, Spain) $15

A soft touch of peaches, bay leaf, ginger, and apple make this Cava fresh, fruity, and bright. Perfect for an afternoon spritz or a relaxed evening at home

88 points BK

Available at Marketview Liquor

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ROGER GOULART

Organic Reserva CAVA 2018

(Penedès, Catalonia, Spain) $20

Exquisitely clean, crisp, and pure with flavors of apple and pear. Great with hard cheeses, (like Manchego) or a plate of prosciutto and olives.

91 points BK

Available at Wine.com

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ANNA DE CODORNÍU

Rosé CAVA

(Penedès, Catalonia, Spain) $12

Hints of strawberry and rhubarb give this vivacious sparkler a lovely lift. Tart, fresh, and uncomplicated.

90 points BK

Available at Vivino

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JANUIK

“Sagemoor Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc 2020

(Columbia Valley, WA) $22

Citrusy and botanical, with nice notes of sage and wild herbs. Refreshing and clean.

90 points KM

Available at Yianni's Wine

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SEVEN HILLS

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

(Columbia Valley, WA) $25

A simple, can’t-go-wrong Cabernet with a super soft texture and satisfying blackberry and cocoa flavors.

92 points KM

Available at Seven Hills Winery

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LA VALENTINA

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

(Abruzzo, Italy) $13

A simple “spaghetti red” with fresh aromas and a tart cherry finish. At only $13 what’s not to like?

89 points KM

Available at Vivino