Guy Allion Touraine Sauvignon Blanc ($13.99): Pronounced aromas of citrus fruits and white flowers characteristic of this grape (e.g. elderflower) as well as notes of boxwoods. Supple and well balanced with a certain raciness. The wine has good length, making it a pleasure to drink both as an appéritif, or alongside a fish-based meal.
Petit Clocher Anjou Blanc ($14.99): Super ripe grapes are the secret behind this rich wine. Although it is dry, this floral wine offers a touch of honey that balances the crisp apple flavors and opulent texture.
Domaine J Boulon Morgon ($16.99): This Cru Beaujolais from Morgon, the second largest of the Crus, is 100% Gamay. It’s full of ripe red fruit and broad tannins. This will age for 5 to 10 years, and is an amazing value Cru Beaujolais.
Chateau L’Insouciance Saint Estephe 2009 ($44.99): ‘The Little Rascal’ in Saint Estephe is nestled in between first growth Mouton Rothschild and 2nd growth Cos D’Estournel, which are arguably 2 of the top estates in Bordeaux and in fact the world. The winemaking team includes Eric Boissenot, the wine consultant for Latour, Mouton, Lafite and nearly two thirds of the classified growths in the Medoc. From a top vintage, this is definitely value that should not be missed.