This 2014 Tempranillo from Spain, at about $20 a bottle, sings with cherry, a touch of rough hewn oak, and a whisper of raisin.
The bing cherry notes in Shooting Star’s red Zinfandel make it festive and compatible with just about anything you might have on the holiday table—from turkey to latkes—but it’s also a friendly sipper on its own.
It’s hard to find a sturdy yet smooth Bordeaux at $20, so the Château Vieux Poirier is not just a delicious wine, it’s also a bargain. You’ll taste blackberries and plums in the mouth. It’s perfect with a tasty steak, no kidding.
This little baby goes with everything on the table, even pizza. Need a little buoyancy in your day or dinner party? This is it.