2013 Maison Nicolas Idiart Sauvignon Blanc, $8.99

At just 19 years old, Nicolas Idiart became the youngest graduate of the prestigious winemaking school Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux at Blanquefort. After stints at wineries in France, Australia and Bordeaux, he shifted over to wine sales, spending seven years working for different firms in the States. Now at 33, he is back in France hav-ing founded Maison Idiart. This Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine is a great buy offering floral notes of quince, papaya and citrus, with touches of sweet clover and min-eral. The flavors are crisp and clean marked by peach and ripe tropical fruit with a nice hit of mineral on the re-freshing finish. Prices on the internet for this wine range between $12 & $14, making our Back Wall Bargain deal even more of a steal.