From: Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $18

Serve with: Beef or venison stew, leg of lamb

This full-bodied red blend of mourvedre, tempranillo, grenache and carignan –—some of the great grapes of Spain and southern France — is lush, ripe and, yes, layered. Its complex flavors of blackberry, blueberry, earth, chocolate and smoked meat give it a burly elegance. It may soon turn over to the 2010 vintage, so snap it up if you see it.

Michael Dresser