When I tasted this wine and then looked at the price, the two didn't match up. This gorgeous and elegant red from Terra de Verema in the Vilella Baixa del Priorat region of Spain could easily cost twice the price. Instead, for about $30, you get a stunning Carinyena (Carignan) with a touch of Garnacha and Syrah. Spicy and lush, the 2006 Triumvirat is beautifully balanced, even elegant. And it's smooth as silk, almost Burgundian in style. Break out a bottle for that spring leg of lamb, for ribs grilled over the fire, for a nice tri-tip or flank steak. This is a label to watch.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Price: from $30 to $32
Style: rich and full-bodied
What it goes with: roast leg of lamb, grilled ribs, steaks and chops
Where to find it: K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.kl; the Wine Club in Santa Ana, (714) 835-6485, www.thewineclub.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX, www.winex.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www