Taste: What to Drink: Red Rhône Blend Byron “Io Classic” 2001

This lush reserve-level red wine is full in body and packed with spicy, meaty flavor. Io, pronounced “eye-oh,” is a cutting-edge wine made by Byron, which was among the first to pioneer the style in California, where the cool Central Coast is the perfect environment for intense grapes like syrah, grenache and mourvedre. This inky red is an ideal partner for grilled meats and spicy stews at a heart-stopping price: Typically $50, it’s available this month at Pennsylvania state stores as a Chairman’s Select pick for $14.99.