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.)
Flirt 2010 California Red Wine Review
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. (As you may have gathered, we’re not gaga about this wine.)
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!