Five New Spring Wines to Try

Dry Creek Chenin Blanc. Lighter style and floral flavor profile. Over the past several vintages, this wine has earned more than 30 Gold Medals, plus scores of Silver and Bronze Medals. A single recent vintage received a total of seven top awards, including Best Varietal of Region and Double Gold at the California State Fair, and a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge in London, England. $10.99

Villa Wolf Riesling. Crisp flavors and easy-drinking as the weather gets warmer. Villa Wolf estate-grown Rieslings are made from single-vineyard sites and are produced in the traditional dry style of the Pfalz. Only one wine is made from each estate vineyard. This wine comes from an excellent vineyard in the village of Wachenheim, called Königswingert (“King’s Vineyards”). $11.99

Scotto Pinot Noir. Fifth generation vintners Anthony Scotto III, his brothers Paul, Michael and sister Natalie carry on the Scotto winemaking tradition. Scotto Family Cellars is a collection of signature wines reflecting the finest attributes of their historic Lodi appellation, including this Pinot Noir with its lighter style and great spicy profile. $11.99

Abigail Rose Sauvignon Blanc. This pale, yellow sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand has an intense pomelo citrus and floral note with aromas of lime, pineapple, and stone fruit that excite the palate. Its lively acidity and silky body combine with a long and pleasant finish. $9.99

Ancient Peaks Chardonnay. Light, bold, dry, sweet, soft and acidic characteristics. The winemaking vision of this Chardonnay was to produce a wine that strikes a fine balance between the leaner and richer styles of the varietal, in order to offer a versatile, food-friendly Chardonnay. Favorable pairings include pan-seared scallops, fresh lobster, grilled citrus chicken, creamy risotto, and aged cheddar cheese. $13.99