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The Ultimate Dallas Wine Guide

Where to buy, what to pair, and (the eternal question) how much do you need?

The Wine Stores We Love

Try these top shops for a special bottle or a boozy education.

Veritas Wine Room
Yes, it’s first and foremost a wine bar, but its brother-owners are happy to chat with you about what you will like, what you should try, and what to take home from an ever-changing list of approximately 400 labels.
Ask for: Brooks or Bradley Anderson

McKinney Wine Merchant
The downtown McKinney treasure carries hundreds of labels from six continents with a focus on hard-to-find and boutique selections. The knowledgeable staff makes recommendations for inexpensive wines that drink well above their price points.
Ask for: Andy Doyle

With so many wines on shelves, we help you decide what to pour.

Higher Price but Worth It

Albert Boxler Grand Cru Sommerberg Eckberg, $82
Riesling
Notes of: Apricot, pear, petrol, honeycomb

Lail Vineyards Georgia, $149
Sauvignon Blanc

Notes of: Grapefruit, soft herbs, crushed stone

Pazo Señorans, $24
Albariño

Notes of: White flowers, lemon, brine

Far Niente, $70
Chardonnay
Notes of: Apple, melon, tropical fruit

Adelsheim Elizabeth’s Reserve, $60
Pinot Noir
Notes of: Lilacs, strawberry, earthy truffle

Aalto, $63
Tempranillo
Notes of: Blackberry, cedar, spice

Altare Barolo Bricco Cerretta, $115
Nebbiolo
Notes of: Wild rose, leather, tar

Inglenook Rubicon, $169
Cabernet Sauvignon
Notes of: Cherry, tobacco, mocha, toasted spice

Lower Price but Delicious

Pfeffingen, $18
Riesling
Serve With: Braised chicken and pork, grilled or fried fish, spicy Asian dishes

Fall Creek, $9
Sauvignon Blanc
Serve With: Fresh greens, spring vegetables, goat cheese, oysters

Bodega Garzon, $16
Albariño

Serve With: Fresh, simply cooked shellfish and seafood; light pasta dishes

William Hill North Coast, $13
Chardonnay
Serve With: Brie cheese, scallops and crab, creamy pasta, roasted chicken

Stoller Dundee Hills Estate, $22
Pinot Noir
Serve With: Grilled or smoked salmon, mushroom risotto, roasted duck or turkey

Pedernales, $20
Tempranillo
Serve With: Charcuterie and hard cheeses, tomato-based pasta dishes, pizza

Marchesi di Grésy Langhe Martinenga, $25
Nebbiolo
Serve With: Braised beef, anything with truffles, delicate goat and sheep’s milk cheeses

Decoy, $23
Cabernet Sauvignon
Serve With: Grilled rib-eye, braised venison
or lamb, blue cheese

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