Greece has been producing indigenous red varieties like Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro for centuries, but recently, winemakers have married the spicy, exotic character of these native grapes with more globally popular varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. The results are elegant, ageable, and a great way to get discerning wine lovers excited about what Greek wine has to offer.\r\n\r\n91 Domaine Mercouri 2007 Cava Dry (Letrina). Blackberry, plum and savory meat aromas give this red an earthy, visceral appeal. On the palate, bright fruit, acidity and brooding spice strike a delicious balance: think smoke, clove, and leather in character. Athenee Importers.\r\nabv: 14%\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Price: $50\r\n\r\n89 Zacharias 2009 Black Cubed (Peloponnese). Crushed herb, rose petal, forest floor and red berry aromas immediately set this red apart. On the palate, it\u2019s more modern in style, with black cherry and berry flavors, and notes of tobacco and cigar box to balance, ending with a fresh finish. Stellar Importing Company, LLC.\r\nabv: 13%\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Price: $20\r\n\r\n88 Skouras 2008 Megas Oenos (Peloponnese). With raspberry and vanilla notes and a pretty finish of cherry, this is a full and friendly red that should pair with everything from casual burgers to beef Bourgogne. Diamond Importers Inc.\r\nabv: 13.5%\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Price: $26\r\n\r\n88 Kir-Yianni 2007 Dyo Elies (Naoussa). This wine has a sultry nose of plum, anise, red berry and tobacco. On the palate, it offers a full, ripe fruit character, with an overall easy-going\r\nberry-and-spice combination. A balanced red blend with widespread appeal. VOS Selections.\r\nabv: 14.5%\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Price: $40\r\n\r\n87 Estate Biblia Chora 2006 Ovilos (Pangeon). The Ovilos starts with aromas of rich blackberry, cedar and vanilla, and on the palate, offers a rustic, masculine edge. Lots of texture and tannin here, with layers of tobacco, leather and cedar flavors. It could age, or be paired nicely now with a grilled steak. Cava Spiliadis.\r\nabv: 14%\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Price: $55\r\n\r\nGet additional reviews of Greek wines (and other selections from around the world).