A dark, inky, dry red wine varietal that's typically grown in Argentina and Chile. This grape is among the "big six" allowed red Bordeaux blends. Ripe fruit flavors of plum, black cherry, and blackberry give this wine a decidedly jammy character. Smoke, earth, pepper, and spice can make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavors. It's definitely a red meat wine that can stand up to spicy Mexican, Cajun, Indian, Thai, or Italian fare.