2007 Le Temps des Cerises Avanti Popolo ($23)
This cassis-and-rose-scented Carignane from France’s Languedoc is available in the U.S. for the first time.
2007 Thierry Puzelat le Telquel ($18)
As befits the name (which means “as is”), this Loire Valley red made with 100 percent Gamay is simple and juicy.
2005 Clos de Camuzeilles Carignan ($27)
An earthy red from a family-owned Languedoc-Rousillon property, in operation since 1860.