There’s a reason ratings matter. One sip of Standish Wine Co.’s “The Relic”—the 2004 received 99 points—and you’ll understand why. As one critic put it: “devastating.” It is that beautiful. Sourced from 99 year old vines in the Barossa Valley, this totally gorgeous and luscious Shiraz showed up as a guest at a dinner party hosted by our friends Matt and Lizzie last weekend. I loved the wine’s dark berry fruit and peppery kick, and it was a match made in the heavens above with Lizzie’s perfectly grilled lamb chops and crispy skillet polenta. Sadly I’d cleaned my plate before I thought to snap a picture. But I promise you, that good.