Wine Experts’ Choice

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Our experts chose these wines with you in mind.

Our experts highlight wines from our extensive selection. They take a lot into consideration—from flavor profile and food pairings to winemakers’ stories—all to help you find something you’ll really love on your next shopping trip. Be sure to check the wine aisle for their picks.

Skater Girl Pinot Noir

Symbol Description Flavor Profile Food Pairings
Wine Simplified icon - light-bodied and fruity red Light-bodied fruity red Cherry, pomegranate, raspberry Pork, poultry, game bird, root vegetables & mushrooms

Skater Girl bottle of wineSkater Girl wines are named in honor of Maggie, the skateboarding bulldog whose likeness appears on the label. Even if you typically enjoy a bolder red, don’t pass up this versatile selection—its distinctive color, level of body, and long finish please lovers of bolder wines such as cabernet sauvignon as well as traditional pinot noir. These characteristics make it a great match for many main dishes, and especially complement the sweet and savory flavors of pork. Enjoy it for National Pinot Noir Day on August 18!

Château Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay

Symbol Description Flavor Profile Food Pairings
Wine Simplified icon - white medium-bodied Medium-bodied white Tropical fruit, pineapple, butterscotch Salmon, crab, pork & poultry

Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay bottle of wineThe grapes for this chardonnay are sourced from the Wahluke Slope in Grant County, Washington. The wine’s irresistible tropical-fruit flavor is typical of relatively warm sites such as this one. It ages in American and French oak barrels for six months on the lees. Malolactic fermentation takes place to add softness, balance, and depth.

Loveland Scarlet Knight Red

Symbol Description Flavor Profile Food Pairings
Wine Simplified icon - medium-bodied red Medium-bodied red Vanilla spice, French oak, red currant, red cherry Beef, pork, barbecue, roasted chicken, grilled portabella mushrooms & roasted fennel

Loveland Scarlet Night bottle of wineWinemaker Nancy Walker of Grove Street Winery created this 2016 vintage, which showcases an outstanding Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon harvest, as well as other varietals from premium California vineyards. The wine undergoes a stainless steel fermentation regime with French oak, imparting subtly spicy oak notes.

Waipapa Bay Rosé

Symbol Description Flavor Profile Food Pairings
Wine Simplified icon - white light-bodied and fruity Light-bodied & fruity white Raspberry, strawberry, rose petal, summer spices Most white meats, fish & vegetables

Waipapa Bay Rosé bottle of wineLocated on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island between Marlborough and the city of Christchurch, Waipapa Bay lies beneath the snow-capped Kaikoura Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It doesn’t get much more picturesque than that! This rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, which experience 24 hours of skin contact during the aging process, yielding a beautiful pale salmon hue. Serve it lightly chilled, on its own or with summery fare.

Meet Our Experts

Scott is a wine buyer who specializes in whites and sparkling wines, but in his leisure time he enjoys a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon with a full plate of chicken parmesan, pasta, and red sauce.

Andrew is a wine buyer who specializes in old world wines from France, Italy and Spain. His advice on choosing a good bottle of wine is to pair it to match the intensity of the food. Fatty meats, such as ribeye steaks, work great with a bold red wine like a cabernet sauvignon or Sangiovese.

Erik, a wine buyer, has tried wines produced all over the world. He loves big bold cabs from California to fresh rosés on a warm summer evening. He is always looking for the next great wine.

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