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OBERON

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

(Napa Valley, California) $18

A dry fresh sauvignon blanc with lovely melon and kiwi flavors (but no aggressive greenness).

88 points KM

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FUCHS de VIDAL

“Cuvee Especial” Reserva Cava

(Penedès, Spain) $18

A sparkling to drink this holiday—maybe even while you are cooking. Beautifully made. Lively but also round. Not as crisp as Champagne.

88 points KM

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CALCU

“Reserva Especial” Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2018

(Colchagua Valley, Chile) $13

Snappy, delicious, and fresh tasting with clean melon and herb flavors. Waiting for seafood.

88 points KM

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APALTAGUA

“Envero” Gran Reserva Carménère 2016

(Colchagua Valley, Chile) $16

Sleek and spicy with loads of green peppercorn notes. Terrific with grilled steak.

89 points KM

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PRATS & SYMINGTON

“Prazo de Roriz” Red Blend 2015

(Douro Valley, Portugal) $15

Lots of tannin and Clint Eastwood 5 o’clock shadow scratchiness here but (like Clint) very attractive. Needs ribs or burgers, and it’s perfect. 

89 points KM

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PITEIRA

Vinho Tinto 2014

(Alentejo, Portugal) $12

This vinho tinto (red wine) is simple but has lots of personality. Made from indigenous moreto grapes that spend 6 months in clay vessels. Juicy, very lean, fresh.

85 points KM

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SIEGEL

"1234 Reserva" Red Blend 2012

(Colchagua Valley, Chil) $15

Juicy, gamey, spicy and nicely bitter (like black chocolate). A terrific simple red with lots of personality.

89 points KM

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NINE HATS

“Benches Vineyard” Pinot Gris 2016

(Horse Heaven Hills, Washington) $14

If you’ve got a thirsty gang of people coming over, this citrusy crowd pleaser would be terrific.

86 points KM

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CAST

“Grey Palm Vineyard” Zinfandel 2015

(Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA) $20

Sometimes zin can be just too ferocious. Not this one. Juicy, fruity, with great classic brambly flavors. 

88 points KM

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SMITH DEVEREUX

“3” California Red Blend 2016

(California) $17

A really tasty, juicy, soft, red party (crowd pleaser) wine for Fall.

87 points KM