Warm up to full-bodied 'Three Gardens'

It's the time of year for rich, full-bodied reds, and this week that would be the Langmeil Barossa "Three Gardens." A blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre and Grenache, the 2009 has an understated elegance and a beautiful, silky texture.

The fruit is bright with a touch of sweet spice and smooth tannins.

Bring it to a dinner party or give some lucky red wine lover a bottle as a gift. At about $18, it's a bargain.

Drink it with prime rib, braised lamb shanks, roasts and stews.

Region: Barossa, Australia.

Price: About $18.

Style: Rich and full-bodied.

What it goes with: Braised lamb shank, prime rib, roasts and stews.