When trying to find a unifying theme for the selections this quarter, I could only really come up with one; that you are unlikely to ever visit where these wines are produced. Unlike Burgundy, Bordeaux, Montalcino, Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Rioja, where wine tourism has become big business, the selections for this quarter are produced in little-known areas, far from any urban hub or must-see historical landmark. However they are brilliant wines, produced by rugged individualists and worthy of a spotlight, even if you never see where they are made.
- 2016 Antonio Caggiano Taurasi Vigna Macchia dei Goti – $59
- 2015 JC Vizcarra Ribera del Duero – $49
- 2016 Chateau d’Or et de Gueules La Bolida – $49