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The Dozen - A Day at the Market

There is no theme with this week’s Dozen – just imagine you’re at the market on a sunny day, simply browsing to see what’s available.

2018 Ron Rubin “Pam’s Un-Oaked” California Chardonnay ($14). Tart, a little gamey, a little sweet.

2019 Langlois-Château Sancerre ($21). Very lean and Marlborough-like – so a little less complex than most Sancerres – with some creaminess and long on the palate.

NV Bisol “Jeio” Vino Spumante Rosé Brut ($15). Good richness of taste, yet one-dimensional with a short finish.

NV Mionetto “Cartizze” Valdobbiane Prosecco Superiore ($23). Nice fruity intensity with a light creamy middle and a soft finish.

NV Bisol “Cartizze” Valobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Dry ($31). Very good, with great structure and intensity – more floral than fruity with good minerality.

2018 Masciarelli “Villa Gemma” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosé ($16). Lively with tart strawberries and good acidity – a quaffing wine. Ice cubes permitted.

2018 São Miquel do Sul Alentejano Tinto ($11). A generous wine with plump cherries, mellow oak and a spicy finish.

2017 Coelheiros Alentejo Tinto ($14). Nice – tart-fruity with lots of dusty tannins.

2016 CVNE Vina Real Rioja Crianza ($14). Pleasant wine – plump cherries, a few savory notes, though not very long on the finish.

2017 Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ($16). Fruity, yet quite tart with bitters note in the long finish. Certainly good for the price.

2016 Umani Ronchi “Jorio” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ($16). Lightish red with dark cherry flavors and a considerable tang in the finish.

2014 Requengos “Garrafeira dos Socios” Alentejo Tinto ($29). Smooth and enjoyable with ripe purple fruits, mild old-barrel flavors and dusty tannins.

Prices listed are generally SRP or from

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