Wine Find

WINE FIND

October 22, 2008|By MICHAEL DRESSER

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.

Price: $18

Serve with: Tailgate!

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