2007 La Cappuccina Soave ($15)
“You could drink this wine all day,” Marea’s Chris Cannon said when we tasted the bright, lovely northern-Italian white. And at this price, you could afford to as well. It’s my favorite cheap find.
2007 Château de la Fessardière Muscadet ($17)
While Muscadet is a go-to bargain white, this Loire bottling really delivers uncanny complexity for the price. Its long, mineral finish makes it a natural partner to oysters.
Cava Reserva Brut “L’Hereu” Raventós i Blanc ($20)
Although Chris and Francesco had both had this cava before, it was a revelation to me. It’s a wonderfully well-balanced, creamy Spanish sparkling wine that is possessed of remarkable finesse. And at $20, it’s truly a great buy.