Drink of the Week: Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red

faithful houndInspired by Bordeaux’s history of tactful blending, this New World take on the style from South African winery Mulderbosch combines five fruit-forward varietals sourced from around the Cape. Ample blueberry and cassis lead the flavor, followed by tannins that unfold via notes of black tea and cocoa nibs. With a silky mouthfeel and layers of gorgeous complexity, this is a reliable weeknight standby and a great choice for your next dinner party.  $20, astorwines.com