2000 Hatzimichalis Xinomavro Naoussa, Greece
This Greek domaine is located approximately 6km from the sea. Its location helps to prevent frost in the winter and moderates temperatures in the summer and autumn months. The vast estate underwent a series of changes. In 1974, eleven years after phylloxera destroyed all of the vines, Mr. Hatzimichalis planted new ones. While waiting for the vines to mature, the winery sustained itself by raising turkeys. To this day, the noble bird adorns each of his labels. This dry red, made from the Xynomavro grape in the Naoussa region of Greece, has a bright ruby color with spicy and cinnamon flavors and aromas. With ample tannins to support a balanced structure, this wine can be drunk now or kept for up to 5 more years.