This wine from Tamayo Family Vineyards is a special label for this football-crazy market and thus something of a gimmick. If only all gimmicks tasted so good. It's a full-bodied dry red wine that is so jampacked with fruit it gives the impression of sweetness without the syrup. A blend of zinfandel, syrah and cabernet sauvignon, it offers layers of black-cherry, blackberry, chocolate and herb flavors. Imagine a fine port without the residual sugar. At four years, it's mature and mellow and perfect to serve with barbecue.
2004 Ravens Run Red
From: Contra Costa County, Calif.
Serve with: Tailgate!