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Anna’s Secret Rosato Maremma Toscana 2019

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Bright and vibrant, racy with acidity and bursting with flavors of tart cherries, this rosé is produced from sangiovese, the principle pink grape of Tuscany’s chianti, brunello and vino nobile wines. I saved making an attempt to determine what Anna’s secret may be, however I completed the bottle earlier than I discovered a solution. Certified natural. Alcohol by quantity: 12.5 p.c.

Imported and distributed by Bravo: Available within the District at A. Litteri, Batch 13, MacArthur Beverages, Radici Market. Available in Virginia at A Deli, Crystal City Wine Shop and the Italian Store (Lyon Village, Westover) in Arlington; Classic Wines in Great Falls; Foods of All Nations and Rio Hill Wine & Beer in Charlottesville; Once Upon a Vine, Oxford Cellars and Richmond Wine Station in Richmond; Pickford Seafood & Wine in Harrisonburg; Planet Wine & Gourmet and Wine Gallery 108 in Alexandria; the Town Duck in Warrenton; Vienna Vintner in Vienna; Wine Cabinet in Reston; the Wine Cellar in Staunton; Wine Mill in Winchester; WineKinds (Chantilly, Montclair).

Domaine Pellé Menetou-Salon Morogues 2018

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Loire Valley, France, $28

This is sauvignon blanc in its purest, most snug type. By that I imply the wine doesn’t appear to be striving to adapt to some picture of what sauvignon blanc must be. It’s not grassy or tropical. It’s not tricked up with oak like an ersatz chardonnay. There’s a touch of citrus blossom and a clear, invigorating mineral high quality. It’s a quiet wine and it might be straightforward to not hear at first, however with every successive sip, the dialog turns into extra compelling. ABV: 14.1 p.c.

Imported and distributed by Elite: Available within the District at Cork Wine Bar and Market, Rodman’s, Streets Market (14th Street). Available in Maryland at Decanter Fine Wines in Columbia; the French Paradox Wines in Stevenson; Mills Fine Wine & Spirits and Wine Cellars of Annapolis in Annapolis; State Line Liquors in Elkton; Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore; Wine Bin in Ellicott City. Available in Virginia at Arrowine and Cheese in Arlington; Locke Store in Millwood.

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Nortico Alvarinho 2018/2019

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From far northern Portugal, this lively wine (recognized in Spain and elsewhere as albariño) is a superb associate for grilled shrimp and different seafood. Think stone fruit — apricots and peaches — kissed with lemon and lime. I tasted the 2018, however each it and the 2019 are in the marketplace. ABV: 12.5 p.c.

Imported by Olé & Obrigado, distributed within the District and Maryland by Bacchus, in Virginia by Salveto: Available within the District at Calvert Woodley, Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor, Flight, Grand Cata, Irving Wine and Spirits, Modern Liquors, Pearson’s, Rodman’s, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, Sherry’s Fine Wine & Spirits, Wagshal’s Deli, Wardman Wines, Whole Foods Market (numerous areas). Available in Maryland at Bin 201 Wine Sellers and Mills Fine Wine and Spirits in Annapolis; Bin 604 Wine Sellers, Canton Crossing Wine + Spirits, North Charles Fine Wine & Spirits, Quarry Wine & Spirits, the Remington Bottle and Wine Source in Baltimore; Fenwick Beer & Wine in Silver Spring; State Line Liquors in Elkton; the Wine Harvest in Potomac. Available in Virginia at Balducci’s (Alexandria, McLean, Reston); Crystal City Wine Shop and Department of Beer and Wine in Arlington; Ellwood Thompson’s Natural Market, J. Emerson Fine Wines & Cheese, Once Upon a Vine, Oxford Cellars and Richmond Wine Station in Richmond; Foods of All Nations and Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville; In Vino Veritas in Keswick; Oakton Wine Shop in Oakton; Puck’s Market in Henrico; Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview) in Alexandria; the Wine Outlet (Great Falls, McLean, Vienna); WineKinds (Montclair); Whole Foods Market (numerous areas).

Le Charmel Rosé 2019

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Cotes de Provence, France, $17

Pale pink, with aromas and flavors of ripe melons and wild herbs, this wine makes a superb associate to gentle, informal meals equivalent to salads or soups. Serve properly chilled. ABV: 12.5 p.c.

Imported by Winesellers, distributed by Winebow: Available within the District at Cairo Wine & Liquor, Rodman’s. Available in Maryland at Balducci’s, Beer, Wine & Co. and Bradley Food & Beverage in Bethesda; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Finewine.com in Gaithersburg; Red: Wine, Beer & Spirits in Clarksville; Total Wine & More (Laurel); Wine Bin in Ellicott City; the Winery in Chester. Available in Virginia at Cheesetique (Alexandria); Total Wine & More (McLean).

Kin & Cascadia Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Columbia Valley, Wash., $16

Bell pepper and blackberry aromas sign this as a extra Old World, barely underripe (by at this time’s requirements) model of cabernet. The end exhibits good texture, with a touch of chocolate. ABV: 13.5 p.c.

Distributed by Winebow: Available within the District at Cairo Wine & Liquor, Rodman’s. Available in Maryland at Beer, Wine & Co., Bradley Food & Beverage in Bethesda; Bel Pre Beer & Wine and Snider’s Super Foods in Silver Spring; Grosvenor Market in Rockville; Red: Wine, Beer & Spirits in Clarksville; the Winery in Chester.

Availability data relies on distributor information. Wines may not be in inventory at each listed retailer and may be bought at extra shops. Prices are approximate. Check Winesearcher.com to confirm availability, or ask a favourite wine retailer to order by way of a distributor.

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