Domaine de la Petite Mairie Bourgueil Cuvee des Galluches 2013, $20
People often overlook Bourgueil, going instead for a bottle of its more famous neighbor of Chinon. And while great Chinon is of course great, fantastic Bourgueil is both fantastic and cheap. Here’s a $20 bottle that offers finesse and complexity, with classic Cabernet Franc herbaceousness and pepper notes sitting on juicy red-fruited frame. The kind of wine you would have in a French bistro that would pair well with just about anything, from salads to steak. It also drinks well with a slight chill- perfect for early Spring.