Nose of bread and plums
Fruity but dry mid-palate
Some cocoa on the clean finish
What a nice, well-balanced wine for the money. This is a wine from the Southern Rhone region of France that is based on a Grenache-Syrah blend. It costs just $8. I originally bought two bottles but will be going back for more.
The sign of quality here is that there is a good balance between dry and fruity. Because of that, it's a versatile wine that can probably accompany a variety of dishes. Raise a glass!