LangeTwins 2006 Midnight Reserve, $30:
This wine is a full-structured Bordeaux blend (68 percent Cabernet Sauvignon plus Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec) with highlights of ripe cherry, dried red raspberry, mocha and an elegant silky finish. LangeTwins is a multigenerational family-owned winery in Lodi that grows vineyards and makes wine using sustainable practices from the highest-quality estate vineyards.
Where to find it:
Boulevard Bistro in Elk Grove (blvdbistro.com), Taste Restaurant in Plymouth (restauranttaste.com) and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op (sacfoodcoop.com).
What to eat with this wine:
Herb-crusted lamb tenderloin with tarragon crème fraiche and raisin onion chutney.