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Drink this: Vermentino from Sardinia

You like dry, stylish, rich, minerally white wines? Not the usual grape varieties? The 2011 Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna (Sardinia), running about $16, will blow you away. What an elegant, well-balanced beauty. Minerality like slate rocks, tropical fruits, lime juice, lime zest, pineapple — it’s stacked with flavors. Argiolas is a premium winery on Sardinia … Continue Reading →

Luxury reds from Trinchero Napa Valley; 'Be.' wines debut at Kroger

Napa winemaker Mario Monticelli makes reds so awesome, dense and jet-powered for the Trinchero Napa Valley line they can make you weep. All are made off single vineyards on prime sites all over Napa Valley, and all are owned by the Trinchero family. “Yeah, they give you zombie teeth,” admits Monticelli bursting into a wide … Continue Reading →