With spring comes colorful, fragrant flowers and budding trees, as well as warmer weather that pairs so delightfully with light, crisp wines. Some of my personal favorites include Bordeaux Blancs from France’s legendary wine region. In addition to being refreshing with their cleansing acidity and nuanced with their classic blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, many of these French beauties are an amazing value as well. One vivid example of a value Bordeaux Blanc is the Chateau Guiraud G Bordeaux White 2016, which retails for a very reasonable $17. An excellent wine in its own right, this Chateau Guiraud G is an absolute steal at this price point, and it is our selection for this month’s Value Wine. For my fellow sleuths that are not yet familiar with the flavor profile of an excellent white Bordeaux, the profile is similar and yet different to both a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in that there is less of a grapefruit profile and more of lemon and peach taste on the mid-palate and a hint of minerality and chalk that is delightful and satisfying. The Chateau Guiraud G 2016 is no exception, and it would pair well with a lemon chicken or baked orange roughy entree. What about the critics? How does a 92 from James Suckling and a 91 from Wine Spectator sound? The Chateau Guiraud G Bordeaux White 2016 is widely available, with 15,000 cases made. Pick up several bottles, or at this price point, a case today!