5. Broglia Gavi di Gavi 2012 – Nice and light but with a fuller finish.
6. Alban Vineyards Viognier 2012 – One of my favorites of the night, white peach and pear on the nose, balanced acidity, smooth creamy mouthfeel, and a lingering finish, everything I love in a wine and super yummy with the sweet potatoes that were spiced with cumin and cut through the wine a bit.
7. Cantine Calpane Barbera del Monferrato Rosso Pietro 2012 – This wine was the runaway hit of the night, with everyone coming back for seconds! And a bargain at $16! The nose was overpoweringly yeasty for me, like a whiff of sourdough, the taste was light, easy to drink, with a slightly peppery finish.
8. Bodegas Moemia Malbec A Lisa 2013 – This wine was too acidic for my liking, overpowered the wine and the food.