St. Louis Wine Aficionados Share Best Wines

2020 Mayu

  • Origin: Valle de Elqui, Chile
  • Grape: Pedro Ximenez
  • Price: $13.99

This Chilean white wine is not the same as PX, but it’s a delight. It is mineral-driven with floral and citrus notes. It’s great with fresh fish, ceviche, and grilled vegetables. –Aaron Sherman Grapevine Wines

2020 Tenuta Della Terre Nere “Calderara Sottana” Etna Bianco

  • Origin: Etna, Italy
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Price: $60 in house; $32 online

“It’s light and refreshing, earthy and crisp all at the same time.” -Alexander Head, owner, vine STL, and DrinkDispatch.com

2019 Wohlmuth

  • Origin: Austria
  • Grape: Gelber Muskateller
  • Price: $ 29.99

It’s bright and zesty with intense lemon notes. It’s the wine summer was made for. –Simon Lehrer Parker’s Table

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2021 Ameztoi Txakoli Blanco, Getariako Txakolina

  • Origin: Basque. Spain
  • Grape: Hondarribi Zuri
  • Price: $25.49

“This white wine is from the Basque Region of Spain and is great for patios and pools. It has great acidity, notes salinity, and a little spritz.” James Smallwood, certified sommelier/owner of 33 Wine Shop & Bar

2019 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne “Lieu Dit Clavin”

  • Origin: Cotes du Rhone, France
  • Grapes: Marsanne / Viognier
  • Price: $24.99

Jeb Dunnuck, a wine critic, gave the wine 91 points. He wrote that the 2020 Cotes Du Rhone Clavin Blanc is primarily made from Marsanne and Viognier. It comes from vines located around the estate, which is just across the street from Chateauneuf du Pape. A medium-bodied, clean, balanced white with tangerine, white peach, and spice notes gives way to a light, fresh, lively wine that is rich and full of depth and texture. ‘” -Jason Main (owner, The Wine Merchant).

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NV Sonja, Greg’s Cider Factory “Picpoul Beauty Cider”,

  • Origin: Los Alamos, California
  • Fruit: 1/3 Picpoul Blanc, 1/3 Gala cider
  • Price: $37.99

“Dry and with the right amount of effervescence. It’s just as delicious as vinous cider should be, but with a twist. It’s more vinous than cider in our case, but don’t let that fool you, those Galas pack an incredible refreshing punch.” Chris Kolehmainen, general manager/partner, Clayton Winehouse

NV Sandalo Organic Estates “Copla”

  • Origin: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Fruit: Red Grape Blend
  • Price: $9.99

This delicious sangria is perfect for when the invitation to the pool arrives at the last moment. Grab a bottle from the fridge and go! It’s made with organic red wine, fruit juice, carbonation, and a splash of carbonation. It’s amazing and it goes down far too quickly. Aaron Sherman (advanced sommelier), Grapevine Wines

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NV Poderi Cellario “E Rosato”

  • Origin: Piedmont, Italy
  • Grapes: Organic Dolcetto / Nebbiolo
  • Price: $21.99 (1 Liter)

“The E Rosato is a cherry rose with strawberry, watermelon, and cherry.” –James Smallwood (certified sommelier), owner of 33 Wine Shop & Bar

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