Wine Pick: Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie Corbières Rouge 2008

Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie Corbières Rouge Produced in Languedoc-Roussillon, this blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah is one of the most characterful wines we’ve encountered recently. We were wowed by its intensely briny aroma, as though the roots of the vines tangled with those of the olive trees that also grow on the property. And when we tipped back our glasses for a taste, we immediately wondered which grilled and roasted meat dishes we would pair with its powerfully earthy and savory flavors. This is a very memorable wine at a great value. ($14.99) Drink with: Crispy Lamb Ribs with Sherry–Honey Glaze and Minted Yogurt Sauce [JBF] Grilled Rack of Lamb with Honey–Pasilla Glaze [JBF] Sautéed Duck Breasts with Green Olives and Sweet Vermouth [JBF] Middle Eastern Lamb Burgers [Chow] Pork Barbecue Skewers [Saveur] Grilled Tuscan Pork Rib Roast with Rosemary Coating and Red Pepper Relish [Epicurious]

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