2017 Faury Saint Joseph VV.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. One of the best $45 red wines on the market. The ability fully to scratch the itch for great Northern Rhone at this price point is wonderful.
2018 Jean-Claude Lapalu Brouilly La Croix des Rameaux
My other favorite *great* qpr at the moment. Rich with earth in a way Beaujolais almost never is — almost old school Rhone-like in that regard. Yet still incredibly perfumed and identifiable as Gamay. $35.