Domaine Saint-Siffrein Chateauneuf-du-Pape
This is a less expensive Beaucastel in every way. All the complexity and gaminess with a little more elegance on the palate. Pure breed. Perfect balance and tons of spice. This wine is very expressive and very useful with lots of medium bodied dishes that require meatiness and earth in the wine. The price has made it one of the best ways to use a Chateuneuf regularly on my tasting menus.