Honestly, not too much else going for it. IMHO, you’re paying for the bottle, and MAYBE the Tempranillo (17%) that’s part of this blend. It’s mostly Syrah (70%) and a little Zinfandel, too.
What’s really funny here is that those are three of my favorite grapes – maybe this blend mellowed out all three grapes and the result is une grande boutaille de meh.
(Sorry, my French may be a little rusty.)
The winemaker says “juicy red plum, baked cherry spice and cherry cola layered with vanilla and butterscotch.” We noticed the fruit, maybe the vanilla – that was about it.
70% Syrah, 17% Tempranillo, 13% Zinfandel.
Around $11 when we found it in Chicago. Worth that? Maybe. Not much more, though.
Metasip Grade: B-
Bear in mind that a “B-” is still scoring in the 80s on a 100-point scale. And if you beg to differ, let us know!