2008 Blason Friulano (Previously $9.99)
Giovanni Blason and his consulting enologist Andrea Rossi have turned this 37-acre property into a juggernaut of affordable quality wines. Giovanni and his wife Valentina own this winery in Gradisca d'Inzonzo, 3.75 miles from the Slovenian border and about 20 miles north of Trieste. Friulano is a classic, this is the Friulian national drink: fresh, crisp with wonderful balance. The locals drink this with, well, they just drink it all the time. On the way to work, morning break, on the way home to lunch, you get the picture. It goes on all day. The Blason Friulano is rich, complex, spicy with hints of tarragon, and mineral with body and balance. A really extraordinary balance of fruit, spice and drinkability. Perfect for your favorite fish dish.