Abadia Retuerta 2013 red blend “Selección Especial, Castilla y León, Sardón del Duero, Spain” ($30)

This intriguing, Tempranillo-based blend has many strengths, including purple hue, complex nose, a touch of Syrah-based rich fruit and attractive complexity that carries through a long finish. Forward tannins suggest pairing with red meat.

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John Vankat, Daily Sun wine writer