4 Wine Deals to Drink This Week


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• 2013, Burgans, Albariño, Spain $12

(Vinous 90 pt., If you’ve ever been to one of my tastings in the spring or summer, then you’ve probably heard me rave about Albariño—it’s one of my favorite, off-the-beaten path white wines. This lip-smacking, medium-bodied gem is as awesome by the glass as it is with everything from fish tacos to a good ol’ tuna melt).


 • 2012, Stelle, Pinot Blanc, California $16

(Like Albariño, Pinot Blanc—yes, it’s kin to Pinot Noir—is also a food-friendly, yet overlooked white. This one comes from cool-climate vineyards near Santa Barbara. This thing begs to be paired with something like sautéed chicken breasts with a lemony butter sauce.)


 • 2013, Mollydooker, The Boxer, Shiraz, Australia $23

(WS 93 pt., Listen, the label alone is worth grabbing a bottle. But beyond that, this is a powerhouse red that’s, ahem, a knockout. Full-bodied, rich and ready for that pepper-rubbed, smoked brisket or grilled lamb chops.)


 • 2012, Norton, Privada, Argentina $19

(WE 93 pt., This may just be one of the better red wine values I’ve seen in recent weeks. I’m a longtime fan of Norton—one of the top names in Argentina. Privada is a Mendoza/Bordeaux  blend that’s mostly Malbec along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The result is a super-drinkable red with tons of fruit and a touch of smokiness. As comfortable with a hunk of Parmesan cheese as it is alongside a ribeye steak.)


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