Veteran Newsday wine writer Peter M. Gianotti focuses his palate this week on great reds “at prices within the realm of reality” – under $20. Lo and behold, one of his finds is the protea Red blend. Here’s his review:
From South Africa comes the 2012 protea Red ($18), a juicy, husky blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot that makes no demands and delivers plenty of flavor. You’ll enjoy the decorative design on the bottle, too. Try the protea with burgers, flank steak or milder chili.