$15, 4 stars, 89 points, Cotes du rhone, france, grenache, Naked Wines, rhone valley, syrah
This Grenache/Syrah blend is deep ruby colored with thick, slow moving legs (14.5% ABV). The nose has nice aromas of red plum, black raspberry, red licorice, herbs, candied cherry and rose. It’s quite complex once you swirl it around. The palate is dry with medium acidity and medium tannins- the grip I got initially quickly faded. Flavors of plum, black raspberry, charred oak, some red licorice and earthy florals/herbs. It is medium (+) bodied with a medium finish of dark red fruit plus a healthy dose of heat. Made from very ripe fruit, it is flavorful but at a price- the alcohol is quite noticeable on the back end. We are pairing this bold wine with spiced burgers and potato wedges. It would also go well with hearty BBQ, maybe smoked brisket with a rich sauce. 89 points from me for this $15 effort makes it a 4 star wine to drink till 2026. Salut….