2013 Chateau Maris, Le Carignan de Maris, $12.99

Like many, I consider myself somewhat of a seasonal wine drinker: I like to drink wine in ALL seasons! Joke aside, in the heat of the summer I find myself leaning toward whites and rosés, but this Carignan is flat out delicious. It has a supple texture and bright, fresh fruit, making it a versatile match for summer grill fare, but is eminently drinkable on its own, and a great choice as we segue into fall. The fact that the grapes are organic and bio-dynamically farmed just adds to your drinking pleasure.