Ducourt Blanc Lime ($15.99): As quintessentially French as spending a morning people-watching at an outdoor cafe table in Paris, this revived mid-century classic features quality wine (Sauvignon Blanc) infused with lime and lightly carbonated for a fantastic aperitif, or even as a whimsical accompaniment to lighter fare. Crisp and refreshing and very suited to warm weather.
Chateau Monrepos Bordeaux Superieur ($12.99): An outstanding red wine that drinks much bigger than its modest price point would suggest. Medium bodied, dark and elegant, the wine has aromas of red and black fruit, tobacco leaf and graphite with subtle notes of black cassis, leather and a touch of capsicum on the palate. Medium, smooth finish.
Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion 2000 ($36.99): This Bordeaux offering is from the stellar 2000 vintage. It is made from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. The bottle age here is showing beautifully. Elegant and earthy, with notes of dark fruit and forest floor. This is a rare chance to try aged Bordeaux for a reasonable price.