The Lane Block 5 Shiraz

A beautifully aromatic shiraz that leaps out of the glass the instant it’s poured, alive with fragrant violets, red cherries and a captivating hit of black pepper. The palate doesn’t miss a beat, a thrilling and impeccably defined, lighter-bodied red of precise fruit profile, finely-ground, elegant texture and impressive persistence. Its black fruit core is a triumph for the season, and a delight by any standards. $24 at Fassina, Cellar d’Or and Simply Wines.