Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault… well this sounds like a fun blend! Yes, it is French but this is not old world style. Fruit jumped out of the glass at the first sniff, juicy raspberry and cherry. It also smells a little like redwood trees. Lotsa cherry flesh on the midpalate and a rich, tangy finish. Very fun and approachable, with nice balance too. This is a happy wine. Maybe it is bad that I opened this one on a Monday night, because I can easily finish the whole bottle. But I won’t :-)
No food necessary… drink this one on its own. Preferably in a hot tub, on a patio or while watching Clueless.
$11.99/bottle @ Whole Foods