Taste: Spirits: What to Drink: Fra Guerau Montsant Tinto 2004

If you’ve never heard of Montsant, take note — this region near Barcelona is one of Spain’s best sources of value for the dollar. The “baby brother” of priorat, Catalonia’s inky superstar red wine, the new montsant appellation indicates a lighter, more modest blended wine from the surrounding area. This still-rich red delivers intensity of flavor without overpowering the senses, is a remarkable partner for red meats and Mediterranean flavors, and is only $7.99 this month in Pennsylvania state stores.

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