I love this wine! Very spicy and full-bodied with black pepper and fleshy dark plum notes. Juicy and smooth in texture. Pair with: braised lamb shank, hearty tomato and meat pasta dishes, duck confit and just about anything barbecued. Drink: 2011-2015. $15.95 Score: 90/100.
Natalie MacLean is the author of Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search for the World's Best Bargain Wines. Check out more of her wines and pairings at www.nataliemaclean.com.
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