Domaine la Bastide Cotes du Rhone Rose “La Figue” 2015 ($13.99): Equal parts grenache, syrah and cinsault, this rose from organic vineyards is succulent and juicy, with both richness in the palate as well as refreshing acidity.
Domaine le Colombier Vacqueyras Blanc 2013 ($19.99): A blend of viognier, marsanne and grenache blanc, this fresh Southern Rhone white shows aromas of white flowers, stone fruits, with a nutty and medium-bodied palate. Completely unoaked, the minerality and acidity really come through.
Chateau Pesquie Ventoux “Les Terrasses” 2013 ($19.99): Named for the terraces hew into the steep hills of the Ventoux region, this blend of syrah and grenache offers aromas of ripe crushed berries, black pepper and wild herbs.
Jean-Louis Chave Selections St. Joseph “Offerus” 2013 ($35.99): With sixteen generations of experience, Chave is the measuring stick against which all other Northern Rhone syrahs are measured. Aromas of purple fruits, grilled herbs, bacon, and an intense minerality back this wonderful wine that can easily age for a decade or more.