$18-$23: MID-PRICED MARVEL
Red Blend 2013, Secateurs, Badenhorst, South Africa red, $19.95, SAQ #
12132633: Excellent summer red. A blend dominated by shiraz that walks the line between being a fuller bodied wine without being too rich. There is great fruit, with a mix of ripe raspberry and darker fruits, and peppery spice, dried herbs and finely grained tannins. Keep this on the cooler side. Lots of bottles online at SAQ.com if it is sold out in your local store. Residual sugar: 2.3 g/L. Serve at 16C. Drink now-2018.
Food pairing idea: Baby back ribs with spicy marinade.