Jamie: It’s got some complexity and a long finish. I’d cook with this AND have a glass. It’s earth-driven with some spice, smoke, and cedar. Pair with potato skins with bacon and sour cream. (Rank 1)
Cesar: If you want to lie to your girlfriend and pretend you got a nice wine, this works. Just throw it in a decanter before she arrives and say French-sounding words. I get punched by acidity; you need food with this. Pair with roast beef. (Rank 2)
Laura Hayes is a contributing writer for Thrillist's National Food and Drink team and Thrillist DC. She relies on CrossFit and corgi walks to combat her quest for caloric masterpieces and actively pretends she's a dude. Follow her: @BTMenu.
This article was originally published on April 27, 2014.