38% Zinfandel, 34% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, 2% mixed red varietals. 100% California grapes with 42% from the Lodi appellation. That is the blend in what I found to be a very delightful party wine, Middle Sister Rebel Red Non Vintage.($12)
I opened the wine while munching on some spicy chicken burritos layered with a mix of three cheeses, tomatoes, lettuce, some medium hot peppers and medium hot salsa and I was looking for a nice red table wine for pairing.
Color was a very bright ruby red, which looked awesome on a very sunny early evening on the patio. Lots of berry aromas right out of the bottle. Aromas were filled with blueberry, blackberry, elderberry, raspberry and a very subtle hint of smoke. In the mouth the Rebel Red was loaded with black and red fruits and some nice black pepper. The medium finish was smooth with blackberry and a little earthiness. There was also a very tiny suggestion of sweetness which made the wine a very nice pairing with the burritos. A very nice versatile wine that will pair well with many dishes. Highly Recommended