Martinborough, New Zealand / $18-$20 Retail
Renowned for well-crafted, complex wines, Palliser Estate produces this bottling from fully ripened fruit sourced from 25-year-old vineyards. On the palate, the wine is refreshing and well-balanced with harmonious flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, nectarine and apricot notes. Zesty acidity gives it an over-the-top finish. Drink it now. It is versatile enough to pair with Cajun food, many Asian cuisines, salads and seafood from raw oysters to fish, mussels and crawfish. Buy it at: Dorignac's. Drink it at: Commander's Palace.