Pierre Andre Bourgogne Blanc Reserve ($19.99): Light gold in colour. The flavors are fresh and elegant: white flowers, lime, hazelnut. The palate is accurate with a good acidity that blends nicely with fine woody notes of toast and dried fruit.
Pierre Andre Nuits-Saint-Georges ($39.99): This offering features cherries and raspberries on the floral hinted nose. The body is medium and elegant with dark fruit and herbs opening into a touch of rustic spice and a soft vibrant finish.
Lavau Rasteau ($18.99): Crisp blackberry and cherry flavors are bright, but this complex wine is more about their interplay with earthier tones of smoke, game and mushroom. Rich and full on the palate yet balanced firmly with tannins and acidity, it’s a stately wine with a lingering, slightly astringent chestnut finish.
Lavau Vacqueyras ($19.99): Black plum and cherry flavors are ripe and rich here, but the more rustic, savory tones of game, leather and moss give this wine its flair. It’s flush and full on the palate, with firm, upright tannins and lingering hints of dark herb, nuts and spice that linger on the finish.