From the heel of the Italian boot, this deep, opaque ruby red Primitivo (Italy’s Zinfandel) offers a great price-quality ratio. The harmony is just excellent between the elegant tannins, fresh acidity and cranberry/prune/blackcurrant/plum/strawberry compote—all leading to a smooth, enveloping body. Cooking a dish with a meaty tomato-based pasta and red peppers? This sun-kissed red is your match. 89.5