19 Crimes Shiraz Durif 2013
If you were ever to judge a wine by its bottle, this would be the one. Rough and Ragged. Big and Bold. Oh Marone, it's a good think The Godfather is on Netflix, cause this bottle comes inspired. A big bold full-bodied red wine that is a smooth blend of shiraz and durif grapes. Hints of cassis, wildberry and blackcurrant. Pour into a decanter and aerate if you'd like, but the bottle is just a little too cool to toss it into recycling just yet. Get your goblet out, pour the wine and let the bowl rest in your palm while you chat with friends. Body temperature makes this already heavy wine feel slightly thick and just a little meaner. Yes, I am aware this is not wine drinking etiquette, but this wine has a style all of its own and it calls for a slightly rugged approach.
Retails for $19.99