2006 Domaine Giraud "Tradition" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $40)
92 points Wine Spectator: "Silky and racy, with plum sauce and raspberry fruit flavors laced with spice, graphite, fruitcake and mineral notes that ripple through the lengthy finish. This has nice latent grip. Best from 2009 through 2028."-WS (11/15/08) 90 points Robert Parker: "The dark ruby-colored 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape offers a delicious combination of strawberry and black cherry fruit interwoven with tobacco leaf, licorice, and spice. Opulent, round, medium to full-bodied, and generous, it should drink well for 7-8 years."-WA #179, Oct 2008. 15% abv.