Kiwi Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99): Light scents of lime, white melon rind, green gooseberry and fresh-cut grass dance on the nose of this dainty and elegant, show-stoppingly priced white, followed by lifted and unapologetic flavors of underripe pear, tropical tree fruit and tart currant on the light-weight, ephemeral palate.
Chateau des Tours Brouilly 750ml ($19.99) / 375ml ($12.99): Ripe and jammy with notable heft for a Gamay, this charmer of a wine offers fruit and soft roundness with just enough restraint. A rising star of Beaujolais, des Tours here gives us a stylish, character-driven red for all seasons.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.
Chateau Peyros Madiran Vieilles Vignes ($18.99): This inky blend of 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Franc is a wine that is both dense and smooth, yet elegant and Old-World. On the generous nose and rich palate, ripe black fruits dominate, with an almost meaty undertone, supported by a dry, solid structure from the Tannat. Ready to pop with some friends tonight, or a worthy addition to the cellar for up to a decade or two.