Bodegas Piqueras Valcanto Almansa Syrah 2014 ($15.95)

A soft, easy, super-fruity syrah like this is just the ticket for a soothing sip to serve with anything meaty and spicy.  This Spanish smooth-talker adds berries and spice and all things nice to anyone who prefers blueberry and leather notes in their syrah and less of the pronounced, peppercorn notes that most New Zealand examples exude.  Ageing in American oak barrels for 6 months, provides a lick of vanilla on the finish.