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DRINK – Soulful wines

There are 100 point wines, wines that age beautifully and cult cabernets.  But I’d rather drink a wine with soul — one that stirs my soul, one that is expressive and a delight to drink. Nothing’s better than discovering a new soulful wine. In this case, I found two! over dinner with friends at Wood Tavern in Oakland.  The restaurant is a great place — always packed but it still feels so comfortable.  And the food as it turns out is soulful too. On to the wines.  The first, a Priorat, 2004 Joan Gine´ from Spainish producer Buil Gine’.  I love Priorats, they are fragrant, fruity (think lush red cherry) with minerality and well-balanced and just delicious.  You don’t see many Priorats on wine lists, but I always order it when I see it.  The Joan Gine’ does not disappoint!  It’s made from Grenache (Garnacha), Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon. [retail…