Well-priced and unoaked, Anthony Nappa Wines 2012 Sciardonne ($18) offers concentrated tropical fruit aromas with a hint of ginger and a distinct note of apples cooked down in butter.

Rich and almost viscous, the palate is cut through by a lightning bolt of acidity that enlivens flavors pineapple and papaya, wild strawberry and butter. The finish shows a rustic, lightly bitter element, but shows nice length.

Producer: Anthony Nappa Wines
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
ABV: 13.4%
Price: $18* | Buy Now From Empire State Cellars

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)