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IMPORTED NEW RELEASES
87 | François Lurton

$15

2018 Vin de France Gris de Sauvignon
(Best Buy) ^ With only the slightest hint of
blush in its color, this drinks like a sauvignon blanc, all tart green fruit with herbal
highlights. Chill it for a green salad. § Cape
Classics, NY
272065

84 | Jean-Claude Mas

$9

2018 Pays d'Oc Arrogant Frog Ribet
Pink (Best Buy) ^ Grab a bottle of this $9
rosé and head to the beach: This is soft and
clean, a little candied in its peach flavor but
restrained. Chill it well. § Jean-Claude Mas, NY

concrete (70 percent) before bottling. It's an
elegant Châteauneuf, sleek in its clean, silky
fruit, with a growl of earthy, licorice-tinged
tannins that give it length and gravity. § Vintus,
Pleasantville, NY

ROUSSILLON

GE RMANY WHITE

SOUTHERN RHONE

RHEINGAU

271014

93 | E. Guigal

$57

2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ^ "So sexy" were
the first words I wrote after smelling this wine,
marveling at the way a combination of taut
herbal notes, earth and lush fruit could evoke
such a response. Made from purchased juice
that the Guigals blend and age in large oak
foudres for three years, it's a finely detailed
red, the succulence of its raspberry flavors set
off by a plethora of herbal, nutty and spicy
notes. Cocoa-textured tannins provide a bass
line and contour that keep the wine feeling
firm and restrained, ready to enjoy now but
also capable of aging in bottle for another
decade. § Vintus, Pleasantville, NY
271012

92 | E. Guigal

$18

2015 Côtes du Rhône (Best Buy) ^ Given
that the Guigals have close relationships with
some 80 farmers up and down the Rhône
Valley, perhaps it's not surprising that they
make a good Côtes du Rhône red. Still, this
one goes far beyond what you'd expect from
the general appellation. The scent alone is
enticing, warm and inviting in its complex
mix of fruit, spice and earth; the flavors
weave spice, earth and violet tones through
vivid berry flavors. Sandy tannins keep the
wine firm and lasting. In fact, you might want
to tuck a few bottles into your cellar. § Vintus,
Pleasantville, NY
271079

91 | Château de Nalys

$15

2016 Côtes Catalanes Grenache NoirCarignan-Syrah (Best Buy) ^ Notes of
chocolate smooth out this wine's juicy berry
fruit. Give it a chill to play up the herbal
scents that add lift. § W.Direct, Lawrence, KS

F R A N C E RE D

$105

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ^ Marcel Guigal and his son Philippe bought this estate
in 2017, adding 148 acres of prime Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards to their extensive Rhône Valley holdings. At the time of the
sale, the 2016s had already been harvested,
but the Guigals finished the blending and
aging, holding the wine for 18 months in
a combination of barrels (30 percent) and

$75

2016 Rheingau Silberlack GG Riesling
Trocken ^ After a nail-biting vintage marked
by torrential spring rains and near-tropical
temperatures in August, Schloss Johannisberg came through with a show-stopping
Grosses Gewächs riesling. It's a generous
dry wine, pineapple-ripe and spicy, yet it's
not at all heavy. Instead, minty herbal notes
play around the edges, adding a breezy lift,
while a mineral acidity keeps the wine firm
and savory. If you open it now, pair it with
something substantial, like a creamy seafood
risotto; otherwise cellar it for another five to
eight years. § Freixenet Mionetto USA, White
Plains, NY
271450

91 | Schloss Johannisberg

$75

2017 Rheingau Silberlack GG Riesling
Trocken ^ This is dry but not austere, the ripeness of the fruit from this warm vintage reading in its rich texture. It feels like apricot skin,
smooth and gently fuzzy, the volume created
by the interplay of spice and earthy flavor.
Savory and quiet, it could use a few years in
the cellar to develop more detail. § Freixenet
Mionetto USA, White Plains, NY
271454

90 | Schloss Johannisberg

271322

92 | Pacherhof

$42

90 | Pacherhof

$31

90 | Pacherhof

$26

2016 Alto Adige Valle Isarco Alte Reben
Sylvaner ^ Fourth-generation winemaker
Andreas Huber cultivates eight white grape
varieties on 20 acres of west-facing slopes
above Alto Adige's Isarco River. He makes
two sylvaners, this one from 40-year-old
vines that yield a floral-scented wine with
lively flavors of pineapple, lime and quince.
Its cool, zippy flavors and river-stone
minerality make the wine a perfect match
for salumi and salty cheese. § Vias Imports, NY
271324
2016 Alto Adige Valle Isarco Riesling ^ Honeysuckle scents lead into mouthwatering flavors of green apple, lemon and mandarin
in this refreshing riesling. For oysters. § Vias
Imports, NY
271319

271451

93 | Schloss Johannisberg

ITALY WHITE
A LT O A D I G E

271817

86 | Le Cirque

orange notes and a hint of herbs. It feels perfectly poised, ready to drink now with a seafood curry. § Freixenet Mionetto USA, White
Plains, NY

$40

2017 Rheingau Rotlack Riesling Kabinett ^
Classic Kabinett in its sweetness and weight,
this balances sweet peach flavors with tangy

2016 Alto Adige Valle Isarco Sylvaner ^
Fruit from Andreas Huber's younger vines
goes into this crisp sylvaner. Pleasant saline
notes balance the wine's fruit tones of green
plum, golden apple and dried mango-flavors that would match well with a spicy Thai
salad. § Vias Imports, NY

ITALY WHITE
LIGURIA
272108

90 | Durin

$25

90 | Terenzuola

$30

2017 Riviera Ligure di Ponente Braie
Pigato ^ Fruit for this wine comes from the
dry-farmed Braie vineyard, one of the Basso
family's oldest plots. It's an expressive
rendering of this variety, offering flavors of
white peach and grapefruit brightened by
notes of sage and vibrant lemony acidity. The
flavors deepen with exposure to air, taking
on intense saline tones that balance the ripe
fruit. § North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, CA
272072
2016 Colli di Luni Permano Bianco
di Terenzuola ^ The grapes for this wine
(half vermentino, with the balance from
trebbiano, malvasia, albarola, albana,
durella and verdello) macerate on the skins
for 20 days, gaining a deep golden color and
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