That's a shame, because that same flavor profile in a bigger form with more complexity is available from Châteauneuf-Du-Pape and the prices are excellent. We have bottles of Châteauneuf-Du-Pape on the shelf at anywhere from $25-$85. The wines are ripe and full-bodied, with a core of luxurious fruit, wrapped in overtones of opulent spices, baked herbs, and earth. I think that for as famous as it is, it's perhaps the most overlooked great red wine in the world.
It's important to be selective and to let us know what you are expecting from the bottle. Some wines are ready to drink upon release and others require years to show their stuff. As for food partners grilled and roasted red meats are excellent, as are strongly flavored Mediterranean foods like olives, aged cheeses, and spreads like hummus and baba ganoush.
If you have any questions, as always, just ask! I really hope that you get to try one of these great wines.