I've been pondering that - how it seems like I've had a long string of wines that get the thumbs up from me, that I would recommend to you. Am I not discerning enough? Are my tastebuds in disarray?
No, I think it is a matter of there being plenty of good wines out there, and my good fortune of having excellent sources of obtaining them.
One such source is Domaine 547. Jill stocks some great stuff and today's wine is no exception. This one, that you see in a picture I stole from Cellar Tracker's page for this wine, set me back $13.99. Well worth it.
In the nose and palate I found smoky cedar, lots of dark berry fruit, leather, some spice, all held together by a refreshing acidity and balanced tannins. There's good concentration and as I rolled this wine around in my mouth I really liked how flavorful it was. I think it will hold for a while but it's very enjoyable to drink right now for its bright fruit and mix of flavors. Here's another one that gets two thumbs up, especially for the reasonable price.
And here's my choice for the matching YouTube music video for the wine (click here if you can't see it below):
Link to the Amazon CD page: Steely Dan - My Old School