Looking for Something Different? Give Marselan a Tray

nullBodega Garzon 2016 Marselan Reserve – The Marselan grape is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache; and that puts it squarely in the middle on acidity and tannin levels and gives it instant, crowd-pleasing appeal.

This selection from the Uruguay winery carries a whiff of savory herbs on the nose, understated flavors of inky ultra-dark cherry, soft tannins, and a touch of earthiness. Suggested food pairings include duck, roast chicken, and prime rib.

If you like Syrah, give this wine a try. It’s flat-out delicious and highly enjoyable. It generally retails in the $17 to $22-a-bottle price range.

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