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TOP 100 VALUES
Renwood

$13

Chateau Ste. Michelle

$15

2017 California Zinfandel (89 points) ^ This
bargain-priced zin is succulent, sweet and
luscious, with a brambly scent and a mildly
sanguine savor to the tannins. It's got plenty
of flavor for the price. ¤ -P.J.C.
518879
2017 Columbia Valley Syrah (89 points) ^
This offers impressive complexity at the
price, with scents of licorice and smoked
meat, sumptuous oak flavors and sleek fruit.
Buy it by the case for outdoor parties. -P.J.C.
(W&S 2/20) ¤
274630

Louis Jadot

$15

2018 Beaujolais-Villages (89 points,
France) ^ Brisk notes of hibiscus and fresh
blueberry flavors build on this wine's cocoaand grape-scented tannins. It's simple and
firm, a Beaujolais-Villages with some weight
and character. For coq au vin. -J.G. (W&S
2/20) ¤ Kobrand, Purchase, NY
518791

Waterbrook

$15

2018 Columbia Valley Melange Founder's
Red Blend (89 points) ^ A well-priced blend
of Bordeaux varieties, this is light and juicy,
with a youthful lift of turf and plums held up
by cedary tannins. It's a red-meat wine, for
lamb shoulder. -P.J.C. (W&S 2/20) ¤

273489

Kirkland Signature

$7

2014 Rioja Reserva (88 points, Spain) ^
Here's a steal, especially if you like traditional styles of Rioja. This is light, zesty and
smooth, with edges of green tomato and floral strawberries, and the high acidity to clean
up after pulled-pork tacos. -J.G. (W&S
12/19)  ¤ Quintessential, Napa, CA

Tasca d'Almerita

$15

Anita & Hans Nittnaus

$17

Tenuta Scuotto

$18

Cupcake

$11

Librandi

$13

Parducci

$15

Prunotto

$16

Basile

$15

2017 Sicilia Tenuta Regaleali Nero d'Avola
(88 points, Italy) ^ This is bright and energetic, its plummy flavors edged with licorice
and cocoa notes. -S.J. (W&S 4/20) ¤ Leonardo
LoCascio Selections/Winebow Imports, NY
276770

274814

Cramele Recas

$9

2018 Romania Werewolf Merlot (88
points, Romania) ^ Firm tannins give this
merlot more structure than most at the price.
It's plummy and earthy, an inexpensive merlot that doesn't taste cheap. -T.Q.T. (W&S
2/20) ¤ Tri-Vin Imports, New Rochelle, NY
125177

La Playa

$13

2018 Casablanca Valley Tinga Rio Reserve
Pinot Noir (88 points, Chile) ^ It's rare to
find an earthy, thoughtful $13 pinot noir.
This one has lifted fruit, some salinity, a little
turmeric and Asian spice, and a little greenness. Serve it cellar temperature with grilled
mackerel. -J.G. (W&S 2/20) ¤ Cabernet Corp.,
Novato, CA
125373

13th Street Winery

$15

2018 Niagara Peninsula Gamay (88 points,
Canada) ^ Some of 13th Street's fruit comes
from Sandstone, a gamay vineyard dating to
1983. This 2018, from an amalgam of vineyards, may be lighter than previous vintages
thanks to September's incessant rain, but
it's totally delicious. It's light, grapey, fresh
and charming, with a slightly leafy note to
its wild-cherry flavor that adds a pleasantly
bitter edge. Pour it with a wild mushroom
risotto or polenta. -T.Q.T. (W&S 4/20) ¤
Esber Beverage Co., Canton, OH
124435

J. Bouchon

$15

2018 Secano Interior Valle del Maule Salvaje País (88 points, Chile) ^ A brisk, redfruited país with simple flavors of the grape
and the earth, this is a country wine for a
pork terrine or chopped chicken liver. -J.G.
(W&S 10/19) ¤ Vine Connections, Sausalito, CA
518600

Four Cellars

$15

2017 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (88 points) ^ Scents of cedar and dark
fruit give way to a woodsy, spicy flavor, like
plum juice infused with pine fronds. With air,
the fruit and the savor meld nicely. -P.J.C.
(W&S 12/19) ¤
276065

2017 Burgenland Eastside Blaufränkisch (88 points, Austria) ^ Give this a quick
decant to get beyond the initial hit of sulfur;
then you'll better be able to appreciate the
juicy cherry flavors with their woodsy spice.
It's heady, generous and lanolin-smooth.
-T.Q.T. (W&S 4/20) ¤ Monika Caha Selections/Frederick Wildman & Sons, NY
276874
2015 Campania Aglianico (88 points,
Italy) ^ This is a juicy, appealingly light aglianico, with scents of fresh violets and flavors of raspberry jam brightened by a note
of blood orange. Pair it with something a little spicy, like bucatini all'Amatriciana. -S.J. ¤
Shiverick Imports, Los Angeles, CA
519767
2017 Central Coast Pinot Noir (87 points) ^
This is as sweet as cherry pie filling; it's pure
and straightforward, not overwhelmed by
oak agents. -P.J.C. (W&S 4/20) ¤
276915
2015 Ciró Rosso Classico Superiore
Riserva Duca San Felice (87 points, Italy) ^
This wine's brisk acidity, brambly red-berry
flavors and rustic tannins make it a fun match
with fatty salumi, like capocollo or pancetta.
-S.J. ¤ Leonardo LoCascio Selections/Winebow
Imports, NY
520380
2018 Mendocino County Small Lot Pinot
Noir (87 points) ^ Plump with blackberry flavors, tight with rose scents, this is a warm red
that offers pleasure in its simple lines. Pour it
with braised game birds. -J.G. (1,137 cases) ¤
272853
2018 Barbera d'Asti Fiulot (87 points,
Italy) ^ Energizing acidity pulses through
this wine's juicy berry flavors-a great pairing with a grilled burger. -S.J. (W&S 10/19) ¤
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville, WA
276234
2016 Montecucco Sangiovese Cartacanta
(86 points, Italy) ^ A sangiovese with ten percent merlot, this feels snappy and fresh, with
rosemary scents and flavors of red cherries.
-S.J. (W&S 4/20) ¤ Golden Ram, Miami, FL n
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