C.H. Berres Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2008, Mosel, Germany $19.95 (207274)
Kabinett is the least sweet category of Riesling. I’ll put a few of these in my cabinet for sure. Its like an unexpected sun shower on a steamy hot day. It smells like wet stone, has a refreshing taste and it’ll catch you off guard and have you wishing you didn’t wear that white tank top. Sear up some scallops and serve this cold at your next wet T-shirt contest.
Sequillo Cellars Red 2009, Swartland, South Africa $29.95 (277996)
This a a blend from the Swartland region of South Africa that is famous for its bush vines and dark soil. The bush vines can lead to lower production, smaller grapes and more intense flavors. This red is like Daniel Day Lewis in There Will be Blood. Its got amazing intensity, it brings out the greed in you, and it smells like fresh drilled earth. Take a couple of these bastards in a basket to your next lamb roast.