Chateau de Pourcieux Cotes de Provence ($15.99): This wine has a gleaming and luminous pale pink colour. Expressing notes of pink grapefruit, the nose is delicate and delicious. On the palate, a sense of freshness prevails. Balance and elegance characterize this wine. Aromas of white fruit (peach) are revealed in mid-palate. This rose enjoys a lingering aroma in the finale.
Chateau De Tours Brouilly ($19.99): Ripe and jammy with notable heft for a Gamay, this true charmer of a wine offers fruit and soft roundness with just enough restraint. A rising star of Beaujolais, Chateau des Tours here gives us a stylish, character-driven red for all seasons.
Tor del Colle Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva ($15.99): Beautiful deep red color with a purple tinge. Bouquet is intense and dominated by cherries and blueberries. The taste is elegant and vinous where crushed cherry stones from the barrel aging harmonizes beautifully with shades of cherry, currant and coffee.
Chateau Haut-Selve Graves ($24.99): 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.