Paul Mas Coteaux du Languedoc Belleguette Blanc ($19.99): The creamy palate reveals complex flavours of ripe mango, pineapple and vanilla with notes of brioche and toast lingering on the finish. Great as apéritif, this wine can also be enjoyed with white meats, fish and salads.
Paul Mas Coteaux du Languedoc Clos de Mures ($19.99): Inky and opaque with a heady profusion of aromas including plum, violet and boysenberry. Structured and generous on a palate painted in broad strokes of ripe dark fruit chased with garrigues and a hint of sandalwood. A lingering finish of supple tannins completes this tour de force.
Chateau Jouclary Cabardès Rouge ($14.99): The Cabardès appellation is located on the southern slopes of the Montagne Noir, the most southern outcropping of the Massif Central and just outside the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. Here, a harmonious meeting of Atlantic and Mediterranean influences provides herbaceous highlights to this ripe and easy drinking, medium-weight blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Grenache. Amazing as an accompaniment to grilled meats.