2010 Charles Joguet Chinon, Cuvée Terroir, $16.99

My pick for September is 100 percent Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley in France. The color is a dark ruby red, and aromas of flowers and herbs immediately spring from the glass. With flavors of stewed fruits and a nice streak of tartness, the wine refreshes the palate with just enough acid to balance out the smooth, integrated tannins and fruit. This is a great expression of Cabernet Franc and it is drinking really well now.