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We’ve tasted three of these and can particularly recommend the last on the list. It’s surprising. Join us for a glass.


Bodegas Coop Rua 2010, Spain About $9
The lovely dry nature, minerality, floral and white fruit notes of this Spanish white make it a great cocktail wine or served with light fare. It is made from three grape varietals and aged for 3 months prior to bottling. A blend of indigenous grapes, grown on three different soil types, each giving a unique character. – Wine Spectator 90 Pts

Stonecap Syrah 2009, Washington About $10
This 2009 Estate Syrah has full-bodied flavors of dark berry and plum that blend with hints of tobacco and mocha. “Firm in texture, this is lively with blueberry and spice flavors, dancing seductively through the expressive finish.” – Wine Spectator 89 Pts

Cono Sur Pinot Noir 2009, Chile About $10
It is really unusual to find a Pinot Noir at this price that is true to the varietal, but this is it. Ruby red in color, this fresh, soft wine displays a wonderful nose of strawberry jam, cherry and raspberries. It is an elegant and clean wine with a slight hint of vanilla. One of the best Pinot Noir’s in the world under $15!


Columbia Crest Two Vines Sauvignon Blanc, Washington About $8
This fresh, lively Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of lemon zest, honeydew melon, dried herbs and a hint of freshly cut grass which are typical notes of the variety. Juicy flavors of melon, gooseberry and kiwi end with a lengthy, bright citrus-like finish.


Finca Tornielinios Roseado 2009, Spain About $10
The medium pink-colored 2009 Monte Castrillo Rosado is 100% Tempranillo fermented and aged in stainless steel. Cherry blossoms, rose petals, strawberry, and cranberry aromas lead to a medium-bodied, dry, impeccably balanced Rose with a solid core of fruit.


Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2007, Italy Sale Price $18.98
“The 2007 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is impressive in the way it coats the palate with masses of dark fruit, flowers, tobacco, chocolate and cinnamon. This full-bodied, generous wine will drink beautifully for several years. Hints of chocolate linger on the finish.” Tastes like a $45 BrunelloWine Spect 91Pts