SRP of $13 and available for as low as $10. Sample received courtesy Terlato Wines International for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Let Elios Red transport you to the sunny Mediterranean — a rich and flavorful wine that is just as comfortable at a backyard barbecue as with pasta and lamb. Ideal with Greek and Italian fare, but also pairs with the fresh flavors of Pan-Asian and Nuevo Latino cuisines.
40% Agiorgitiko — for softness and blackberry notes
30% Cabernet Sauvignon — for structure and hints of chocolate
30% Syrah — for richness and a hint of baking spice
Fresh off our review of the refreshing Elios Mediterranean White we are diving right into the Red Blend from Elios. Similar to the white wine, this one also uses a combination of traditional grapes along with a popular Greek grape. In this case, Elios Wines has blended Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah with Agiorgitiko, a grape that Greek winemakers feel compares most closely with Merlot.
The 2009 Elios Mediterranean Red begins with a nice aroma of blackberry, black cherry, pepper and baking spice. This medium-bodied wine tastes very nice and is rich and silky. The rich fruit flavors continue on the finish along with a few lingering notes of chocolate. The end result is a very satisfying and easy to sip wine that will pair with lots of different food. Another fine wine from Elios.
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