Mas de Gourgonnier, Les Baux de Provence (France) 2016

($17):  A blend of the usual Mediterranean grapes, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, and Mourvèdre, this charming wine has more finesse than you might expect from wines from this sun-soaked part of France.  It delivers a winning combination of bright red fruit-like notes, herbal nuances and spice.  The tannins are mild, but add needed structure.  Its suaveness sets it apart.   It’s another excellent choice this summer with virtually anything you throw on the grill.
89 Michael Apstein May 28, 2019