Chateau De Tours Brouilly 750ml ($19.99) / 375ml ($12.99): 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.
Chateau Ramafort Medoc ($25.99): Beautiful deep purple robe. It’s complex nose mixes berries (raspberry, blackberry) and animal notes with a chocolate background. Powerful from the attack, Full bodied, supported by aromas of fruits and wood.