Monte Volpe Primo Rosso $11.00
Shhh! Two years on oak, varietals that suit the CA climate and a talented and down to earth winemaker result in a wonderful everyday red from Mendocino. This is one I always have around as its food friendly and nicely balanced. A $20-$30 wine hiding in a $11 bottle.
Giacomo Grimaldi $15.00
Dolcetto means "little sweet one." Not only does it refer to the sweetness of the grape at harvest, but also what you will be called if you buy this wine for someone. Strawberry and black cherry notes, hints of licorice, herbs and violets. Noticeable tannins, yet still approachable. If you're not familiar with dolcetto, acquaint yourself.
Luigi Giordano Langhe Rosso $18.00
A really fun and unique wine. The bouquet is full and fruity, with hints of crisp dried flowers, dried plum and red fruit jam. The light spicy notes are just delicately noticed. The wine is full-bodied, very drinkable, and well balanced. It's best with a light chill, drinks like a bright Beaujolais.