Maison Moutard-Diligent Bourgogne Blanc ($18.99): One thing this wine shares in common with its more expensive cousins from the region is a beautiful balance between restraint and richness. Perfectly balanced fruit and minerality are tell tales of this wine’s Northern Burgundian elegance, but it has a substance and style all its own.
Rocca Maura Je Deteste Merlot ($14.99): 100% Merlot. Grapes are harvested off 8 sustainably farmed hectares located in the villages of Roquemaure and Saint Genies de Colomas, with close proximity to the Rhone river, leading to a fresher fruit style and softer tanninic structure.
Chateau Cadanette Costieres de Nimes ($12.99): This Rhone blend is deep ruby in color. Fruit ripening was generous, giving a powerful wine with pronounced aromas of licorice, black fruit or prunes. A full body with a palate of cassis and plum leads to a medium length finish with decent, smooth tannins.
Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo Langhe Nebbiolo ($17.99): This Nebbiolo is classically styled and refined. The nose produces a bouquet of rose petals and red fruit layered with leather and earth. The medium-bodied palate delivers red fruit and tobacco with plenty of earth and rich integrated structure.