Every month, our buyers select two wines to feature. These special selections over-deliver on price, quality and value.
A velvety red and a crisp white
COLUMBIA CREST H3 MERLOT 2014
Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
209874 (XD) 750 mL $20.95
TASTING NOTE: The difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures in this eastern Washington state wine region is the reason why Merlots like this one are terrific … the grapes don’t get over-ripe as in some warm climates where photosynthesis produces more sugar and therefore more alcohol. That’s why Washington red wines are often a moderate 13% alcohol. This wine features aromas of dark spice, fleshy blackberry and smoke …
Score: 92 (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, Dec. 9, 2016)
Full-bodied & Smooth
WILLIAM FÈVRE CHAMPS ROYAUX CHABLIS 2015
AC, Burgundy, France
461640 (XD) 750 mL $23.95
TASTING NOTE: Very good white wine, archetypal of Chablis: dry, nervy, straight to the goal and without makeup. At this price, a great buy!
Score: (Nadia Fournier, winealign.com, Oct. 26, 2016)
Light & Crisp