This branch of the Usseglio family left Italy during the Great Depression to make wine in the southern Rhone. 80+ years later, P. Usseglio et Fils is one of the hottest producers in Chateauneuf du Pape. They make a variety of cuvees, all worth seeking out.
But not every night is a Chateauneuf du Pape night. Those wines are expensive, and anyway, the complexity might well be lost on your takeout pizza.
Panorama is Ussegio's least-expensive wine, made for immediate drinkabilty. A blend of primarily Grenache and Merlot with a smattering of other grapes, it is fruit-forward and lush, but with good structure, too. Big, rich flavors of black cherry, plum, vanilla, and spice. Nice long finish. It is, simply, down-and-dirty delicious. And at $15, it's an affordable luxury. Go for it.
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