The 2010 REDS is deeply colored, aromatic, and deep, but with a llift to the finish. This description mirrors the three traditional components of REDS: Petite Syrah, Carignane, and Zinfandel. Petite Syrah is deeply colored – is there any other varietal which makes such a black wine? Carignane imparts a white pepper, minerally component, which is distinctly aromatic and shines through the fruitiness of zinfandel, which itself provides the backbone and depth of REDS.
This is a prettier wine than those of the past couple of years, and accordingly matches with a wider range of foods. While it will drink nicely with traditional REDS fare like pizza and burgers, the 2010 also goes great with milder cheeses and medium bodies pasta dishes.