Cuvée Laurent Brut Rosé “Prestige”

$9 from Astor Wines

Also, the blanc de blancs.


2007 Caprandole di Carlo Colella Tirle Toscana Rosso IGT, Tuscany, Italy


Roccalta Sangiovese 2010

$4 from Trader Joe’s

also, Gaetano D’Aquino Chianti Riserva.  Must say Riserva, the other one is too fruity.

Gascon Malbec

Julian Serrano at Aria Las Vegas

Guelbenzu Azul, Ribera del Queiles

Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, 2008

White under 10

The standout from May’s Top 10 under 10 from Astor Wines was Il Bianco di Casa VdT, Romagnoli 2010.  Refreshingly zippy and light, this thirst quencher has a nonagressive citrus acidity and a touch of textured peach pit making it a fine partner to pastas, chicken and all manner of fish.

Charla Box Wine

Medium bodied Tempranillo from Valencia.

Charla Boxed Wine