2009 Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent

Until Chateau Ksara (pictured on the right), I’d never tried a wine from Lebanon. This blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Cab Franc, and 30% Cab Sauvignon was a gem. Chateau Ksara is the oldest winery in Lebanon and their winery goes back to 1857 and has a storied history within the region. And, as you can see, it took home the gold in the 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy competition. With supple tannins and complex flavors, this wine is smooth and a great pair to a meaty dish.

Origin: Lebanon
Where: Highland Wine
Stamp of Approval: Thumbs-up!
Website: http://chateauksara.com/

Also on the left, a go-to favorite: Bodegas La Cartuja from the Priorat region of Spain. This has been a big hit at my house for about a year or more now, and I cannot believe it’s never made it onto the blog! (I apologize). With or without food, it goes well with everything!

Origin: Priorat, Spain
Where: Highland Wine
Stamp of Approval: Thumbs-up!
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