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Wine Insomnia

A byproduct of drinking wine before bedtime is that it can cause insomnia. The darkest part of the night is celebrated with this California blend with a genuinely creepy label.

Printed with lenticular technology, the eyes on the label produce the illusion they are following you. Or maybe not.

Either way, this wine is not for sweet dreamers. This medium-bodied and semi-dry blend of syrah, mourvedre, grenache and other varietals showcases berry and dark fruit flavors with a rustic bouquet. Aged in French and American oak, it’s a good companion for hearty red meats and for 3 a.m. contemplation.

Sherry: “Fruity black currant and boysenberry flavors with accents of cocoa and an herbal finish.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Chris: “Tobacco and cedar bouquet with flavors of currant and raspberry with a bit of cocoa.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Available from $11 to $14.

Coming next week: Robert Mondavi Private Selection Malbec

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