1. Cavalchina, Custoza 2017 (40% Garganega, 30% Fernanda, 15% Trebbianello and 15% Trebbiano)
90 points Wine Enthusiast
"Enticing scents of white spring flower and yellow stone fruit float out of the glass. Reflecting the nose, the tangy, savory palate offers mature apricot and ripe yellow apple while a white-almond note carries the finish." *Editor's Choice*
2. Dauvergne Ranvier, Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2016
Made from Viognier (50%), Grenache (10%), Marsanne (10%), and Roussane (10%) grapes. A straw yellow color with a particularly rich nose that surprises by its amplitude and precision. Aromas of apricot, yellow peach, white flowers and exotic fruits. On the palate this wine associates a round attack with a very pure final and plenty of vivacity.
3. Markowitsch, Cartunum Cuvee 2017 (80% Zweigelt, 10% Blaufränkisch and 10% Merlot)
91 points Falstaff
"Dark ruby garnet, violet reflexes, delicate brightening. Delicate herbal tobacco spice, some nougat, dark berry confit, fine blackberry fruit. Juicy, fine structure, mineral, close-meshed, red cherry notes on the finish, sticks well, versatile."
4. J Bouchon, Canto Norte Maule Valley 2014 (70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc)
90 points Vinous
"Ripe cherry, cassis and peppery spices on the fragrant nose, with a hint of pipe tobacco emerging slowly. Juicy and supple in texture, delivering good depth and vivacity to its bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors. A suave vanilla note appears on the finish, which features velvety tannins and a touch of smokiness."
5. Tornesi, Rosso da Tavola Il Canto del Cuculo 2015
Made from the youngest of vines and blended from 3 vineyard sites, the fruit that does not make the Brunello or the Rosso, ends up in this stainless steel, fresh, vibrant and delicate expression of Sangiovese Grosso 100% made in Montalcino.
6. Vinaceous, Reverend V Syrah 2014
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Cedar, espresso and black olives give a rich, savory impression on the nose of the 2014 Right Reverend V Syrah. This velvety, full-bodied Syrah packs in plenty of dark fruit, ample spice (licorice and pepper) and ripe tannin, then lingers elegantly on the finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years."