Melody is traveling so Trigger and I are on our own. (Trigger copes by brooding on a bed until Melody returns.)
I’m trying a Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz 2006. It has medium acidity, bold berry fruit flavors, spiciness, slightly sweet. Bright ruby color. A great representative of the Australian shiraz. Would be good with most food. Not at all like the austere cabs we’ve been leaning toward lately of course (you feel like you’re drinking something aimed at American palates), but very likable and drinkable. A great value.