Wine of the week: 2015 Prisma Pinot Noir

Casablanca Valley, Chile
Retail $14-$15 Although Chile's Casablanca Valley is much closer to the equator than any European vineyard, the pronounced maritime influence of the ocean (less than 20 miles away) with cool morning fog and cloud cover provide growing conditions very conducive to viticulture.

Wine of the week: 2015 The Pass sauvignon blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand
Retail $9 New Zealand's Vavasour family released its first vintage nearly three decades ago and built its reputation with the Awatere River Wine Company.

Wine of the week: 2016 Chateau La Negly La Natice rose

Languedoc, France
Retail $16 This rose's pale salmon hue is so light one might think it can't have much going for it, but think again.

Wine of the week: 2014 Tenuta Sassoregale Sangiovese

Maremma, Italy
Retail $14-$17 Located on Italy's rugged western coast, Maremma was officially given DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status in 2011.

Wine of the week: Plateau des Chenes Lirac 2014

Southern Rone, France
Retail $22 There were wine grapes in Lirac before the Romans passed through the Rhone River Valley in western France.

Wine of the week: 2014 Upper Eden Pinot Noir

Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Retail $14 Viticulturists consider pinot noir to be a fussy grape that yields delicious food-friendly wines.

Wine of the week: 2015 Bodegas Larchago Rosado

Rioja, Spain
Retail $14-$16 Since 1882, four generations of the Larchago family have farmed their vineyards and made wines in the Rioja Alavesa region in northern Spain.

Wine of the week: 2014 Bin 5757 Chardonnay

Sonoma County, California
Sonoma County, California Retail $17-$20

Wine of the week: 2015 Domaine Bousquet Malbec

Tupungato, Argentina
Retail $10-$16 Argentina has attracted renowned vintners from France, Italy and California to cultivate new wines.


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