2010 Valle delle Acate Frappato (Vittoria, Sicily)
Frapper means “to hit” in French, and even though this wine is Italian, that’s how we remember it, because Frappato has a tendency to smack you with fresh, lively deliciousness. Seriously, Valle delle Acate’s website even says so: the tasting note says, “fragrant, fresh and bursting out.” You could think of Frappato kind of like Pinot Noir but often even lighter in body, and it smells like a flower shop that also—amazingly—sells really good strawberries.
Drink with friends and: fish with onions, herbs and capers
Average retail price: $17