I don't often buy wines based on cool labels. But, this one really caught my eye and drew me in. It’s called BT Bodegas Tintoralba Garnacha Tintorera ($7.99).
Bodegas Tintoralba is a wine cooperative located in Spain’s northwest corner, in the DO Almansa wine region. Garnacha Tintorera—called Alicante Bouschet in France—is a dark, inky, purple grape often used for blending. This version is brimming with vibrant, bright red-fruit flavors, along with hints of dark chocolate and black pepper. It's a fruit-forward wine with good acidity and is a helluva bang for the buck.
I'd suggest drinking this fun, go-to red with grilled meats. It would really shine with steak au poivre.
As for the label, it was the modernist painting of a dark-haired, ruby-lipped woman draining a wine bottle that hooked me. I’m glad it did.