Middle Sister Rebel Red (California)

Sep 13, 2009

Dateline 1993 - Mom: "We didn't expect you to be the rebellious one." Me: "I'm not trying to be rebellious."

Dateline 2009 - Me: "Ok. I am trying to be rebellious. Well, a little." (Hi Mom!)

This red blend was simply irresistible. And not only because it was on sale for $9.99 at the HEB. I blame the funky Middle Sister in platform heels; residing in Santa Rosa, California, apparently. Little Sis and I don't have a middle sister, but if we did, I'm sure she'd have put our pathetic attempts at rebellion to shame.

At first sip, this Zinfandel-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blend is light and refreshing. It's clean and dry, lightly tannic, strongly cherry/raspberry, with a lingering, mild tobacco taste. Subtle, but out of the ordinary for a California Zin-Merlot-Cab blend. And also just right for dinner at home with take-out pizza on a (long overdue) rainy night.

I'll confess this one is not something I'll add to the regular rotation, but I might be persuaded to pick it up on sale. Maybe. If all the stars align. Or I'm feeling rebellious.

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