Bibich Plavina Dalmatia
Croatia , along the Adriatic coast directly across from Italy, has been making delicious wine for a long time. But somehow , its Western neighbors get all the play. Good for you as these wines , produced in Nothern Dalmatia, between Split and Dubrovnik , offer great value. This Plavina , a grape varietal related to Zinfandel , makes for a light and smooth red redolent of dark fruit and finishing with a spicy kicker.