According to Gismondi, wine drinkers shun Shiraz. I guess wine drinkers don’t eat pizza. Because, I must say, Shiraz and pizza are as good as Barbaresco and pizza: Heavenly.
The Chapter Three comes on strong with some serious pepper kick, but it mellows on the palate with a round, juicy, berry mix of cherry and blackberry, then finishes with a slightly sweet and tart acidity that (truthfully) is not the epitome of Oz Shiraz. But, get this: The C3 is on sale at BCL; at $24 before taxes you simply can’t go wrong at that price and it is, in that price range, stellar.
Price: $28 normally, but this Christmas $24; yes, there is a Santa.
Market Liquidity: It may not wow but it will warm and coddle and double as something as comforting as Linus’s blanket.