Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc ($13.99): Also humorously know as OCD Sauvignon Blanc, this wine was named after the project owner’s state of mind concerning wine. White flowers with green apple and passion fruit and a touch of grass rise from the glass. The mouth-feel is light and fresh with lime and grapefruit leading into a crisp mineral finish.
Moutard Diligent Bourgogne Rouge ($19.99): Medium-bodied, dry. Flush with raspberry, cherry, and strawberry on the nose and throughout the palate. Rich berry flavor on a dry finish of minerals, tannin, and bright acidity. Pair with lean meats, charcuterie, cheeses, and summer fare.
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.
Chateau de Brague Bordeaux Superieur ($16.99): This Bordeaux is effortlessly elegant yet rustic, with a classic Bordeaux flavor profile (a perfect balance of fruit and earthiness) that needs no age or decanting to be enjoyable tonight, with or without food. A stunning value and a friendly wine that should become part of any oenophile’s regular rotation.