Wine to Get Snowed in With

Ward off the cold with these wines for snowy weather. Savor bright Burgundy reds, lush Ribera del Duero, and natural white blends from the U.S. without needing to layer up and leave the house.

Beaune 1er Cru “Les Teurons”, Michel & Marc Rossignola $54.96

The 2015 vintage was extraordinary in Burgundy, drawing comparisons with the stellar 2005. This is especially true for the reds, which are generally rich and powerful, showing ample fruit from the warm, sunny summer. What’s notable too, however, is the acidity and concentration. This Beaune from the Rossignols is an exquisite example of the vintage from a fine premier cru vineyard. It leads with a burst of bright fresh red fruit woven with a hint of earthiness and a mineral core. – Amy Miller, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Finca Torremilanos “Los Cantos” Ribera del Duero $17.96

The art of aging wine is complex. This wine is aged extremely well. First, you get on your palate black fruit flavors such as blackberry and plum. Then you get flavors of chocolate and a bit of tobacco as a finish. It’s easy to drink but it has complexity and layers to discover. It also has a smooth tannin. – Andrea Fraccari, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Friulano, Ronchi di Cialla $21.96

This Friulano made by one of the premier producers from Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a “must-drink production.” With bold aromas of green pear, white peach, and grapefruit, the juice is juxtaposed by greener flavors of basil, rosemary, tarragon, subtle almond, and crushed gravel. This wine is excellent and worth every re-run. – Jose Bonegas, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Donkey and Goat “Gadabout” White Blend $24.96

The Donkey & Goat philosophy, balanced by a healthy dose of “never say never” encompasses the best practices of multiple farming and winemaking philosophies. Not bound by dogma, but guided by a “less is more” ethos, Jared and Tracey Brandt create wines unique to the California scene. The Gadabout is an unfiltered wine with notes of apple skins and spiced pears, quite textured on the palate with balanced acidity and alcohol. I liked it better on day two of being opened, so decanting this natural beauty certainly won’t hurt. – Bambi Ray, Sales Manager

Inédito 3/3, Rioja $16.96

When I first picked up a bottle of this Bodega Lacus Inedito 3/3 Rioja, my original idea was to pair it with the spicy chorizo and potatoes I was having for dinner. After the first glass, I realized how wonderful this Rioja was on its own. This quaffable, Garnacha-dominated blend sees small amounts of Tempranillo and Graciano. And then I started eating. It’s fruit-forward for the spiced chorizo, brimming with red and black plums, currants and cherries. And nine months on the lees left this Rioja with a sublime texture to pair with creamy potatoes. Woodsy herbs, bramble, warm stone, and earth balance out the abundance of fruit making this wine a versatile option for drinking with spiced charcuterie or a main course of roasted pork. This bottle left me smiling. – Matt Goodyear, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Lieb Cellars, Pinot Blanc $18.96

Long Island may be dominated by more common international varieties, but Lieb Cellars’ signature bottling is Pinot Blanc. Perhaps because the North Fork is home to the largest contiguous Pinot Blanc vineyard in the United States. I certainly never would have guessed that! In addition, this is one of the oldest vineyards on the island, so these vines are capable of making some seriously concentrated juice. Another win! If you are looking for a unique bottle from our nearest AVA, this is definitely the way to go. Clean fruit flavors & bright acidity result from stainless steel fermentation. Close proximity to the Long Island Sound & Peconic Bay offers a saline element on the finish. Make sure you pair this with grilled local seafood for a sure-fire joyous experience. – Bambi Ray, Sales Manager