Hristo Zisovski balances his list with big-name bottles—such as those from Araujo, Gaja and Quintarelli—and impressive, affordable wines from producers that surprise even him with their quality. Here, his top picks from the Costata wine list.
VALUE WINE HE’S MOST PROUD OF ON HIS LIST
2007 Terredora DiPaolo Taurasi ($70)
I always feel super confident selling this to my friends—especially to people I know are on a budget—because you’re getting some of the most historic vineyards in Taurasi and no one knows about it. The wine is not as powerful as the Taurasis we know today. I don’t think they’re trying to make a more modern–style wine. It’s more elegant and it goes really great with the steaks at Costata, really rich, fatty rib eye steaks.