Best Bargain: Lone Birch Riesling 2011, Yakima Valley, Washington State $13.99
(only $11.89 with GoGo discount)
Hailing from Yakima Valley, the first officially designated appellation in Washington State, Lone Birch opens with bright floral tones and white peach on the nose, followed by a dry but forward palate of ripe stone fruit, honey-crisp apple, peach and apricot. Yakima’s cool climate (on average 5-10 degrees lower than the rest of the state) showcasing Riesling’s natural acidity. A dab of minerality brings this food-friendly wine to a satisfying conclusion.