With 13.5% alcohol, the 2015 Notios from Gaia Wines in Greece is made with Agiorgitiko and Syrah. Costing under $18, it scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20. Soft tannins, and balanced was the overall opinion. It reflected red fruits with white pepper and spices.

It was great at just six years old, but could age another six. It has a long clean finish and continued to open for two hours after opening.

Served with kabobs from the grill and loads of garden fresh greens.

I’ve enjoyed the Greek Agiorgitiko for nearly two decades now and they continue to get better and better. It’s a great food red wine. When you see “Nemea” on a Greek wine label, it’s an area where this grape does extremely well. In Vino Veritas.