2008 Milos Plavac Peljesac Peninsula Croatia (last of vintage) (Previously $20)
Plavac is a grape varietal which is a crossing of Zinfandel and another red grape native to the Dalmatian coast. From the importer: "Longevity is synonymous with the Milos name. Collectors of his wines are still enjoying the youthful '94 Plavac. Frano’s eloquent description of the 2008: 'This wine is a pure reflection of variety and terroir from which it comes. It is typical for the Peljesac Peninsula and our style of wine. It has a very thick aromatic profile with dark fruit, minerals, herbal notes with sage domination. Deep and slow to open. The flavor is rich and concentrated, balanced with soft natural tannins. Elegant and long living.' To that could be added that Milos Plavac displays a distinctive note of black tea on the nose, and on the palate a savory saltiness that make it spectacular with a wide range of cuisine. From Korean banchan to fresh grilled sardines."