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Wine festival has its standouts

Many of us spent the weekend sampling some of the hundreds of wines available to taste during the Durango Wine Experience, and we may be a little foggy for the effort.

However, one wine clearly shone among the many reds I tried. First Step Beverage Co. of Centennial poured this scrumptious little Spanish red from Catalonia at the Friday night Walk About. Made by Clos-Pons and called both Jan Petit and Alonia, it’s made from a 50-50 blend of syrah and grenache grapes grown about 60 miles away from the famous wine region of Priorat.

The wine is juicy with notes of earth and chalk and has just the right amount of acidity to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. On the lighter side of reds, it would go well with pork tenderloin, grilled chicken or a rich seafood dish. Best of all, it costs just $16.99. You can find it locally at W.J. Doyle Wine and Spirits.

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