Time to test my palate, then: let’s hazard a guess, THEN go to the Interwebs and find out exactly what’s in this.
My gut tells me it’s Cab, Merlot, Shiraz and Malbec, probably 2/3 of the first two grapes, and 1/3 of the last two. Now…let’s take a break from writing, open another tab, and find out.
Okay, I’m not sure if I’m close. I missed the Pinot – and the web page tells me it’s “dominated by Pinot Noir and Syrah.” (Syrah, Shiraz, Tomato, To-mah-to.)
Here’s a link, actually, to their website. See if you can find out what’s really in there.
To the review!
Acronym 2011 Red Blend Review
Okay, so we missed the Pinot – but that’s okay, as we’re pretty sure that the multitude of grapes gives us a mellow, smooth flavor that is not as sharp as a straight Pinot anyway.
13.5% ABV. Beyond that, other than Pinot Noir and Syrah, we’re not sure what else is in here and we didn’t get much more info from the website.
According to this press release we found, expect to pay $9 to $15 for a bottle. That’s an okay value, not a head-turning one.
Metasip Grade: B-
We give it that score entirely on value. I’d bump it up a notch or so…IF this were $6-$10, not $9 to $15.