Alain Geoffroy Chablis ($21.99): The first thing you notice here is the well-defined bouquet with scents of lemon curd and apricot furnishing the aromatics, and apple blossom notes emerging later. The palate is fresh and vibrant with citrus lemon and orange zest. There is good acidity here with fine delineation and a bit of steely minerality on the finish.
Chateau La Roche Mezieres Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux ($12.99): With a beautiful deep garnet color, aromas of dry plums, cherries and leather this wine instantly cozies up to you. On the palate, the wine is sturdy but supple, round and well balanced with a long and fruity finish. Almost made for roasted chicken, lamb or a selection of nice mild cheeses.
Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin Listrac-Medoc ($25.99): For Bordeaux, 2010 was a stunning vintage matched in recent history only by ’05 and the legendary millennial vintage in ’00. Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin here offers both the structure and ripe black fruits of the vintage. It has wood-aging flavors, with a touch of caramel and a lengthy, mouthwatering finish.
Chateau Haut-Selves Graves ($21.99): Classic Bordeaux, inky and extracted but elegant and refined. Nicely balanced and even in its youth, an easy drinking convivial wine with expressive aromas of fruit and earth, cassis and black plum on the palate and a lengthy, very smooth finish.