Alpha Zeta Soave ($10.99): Soave is light lemon yellow in color, with an open, expressive perfume of white flowers and almond blossom. On the palate it is light and crisp with a zesty, lemon-lime fruit character and a gentle roundness.
Moutard Dilegent Bourgogne Rouge ($19.99): Medium-bodied and 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.
Chateau Cadenette 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.
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.