Friend’s Red is a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, and Sangiovese. I first notice the subtle spice of Zinfandel, while the Merlot and Sangiovese offer the fruit profile and the Syrah gives some weight to the whole thing. When you drink Friend’s Red, it stays with you and you can detect the hints of strawberry and pepper. Many table wines I have had before are so over-blended you feel like you are drinking the barrel leftovers without any thought or craft. Friend’s is not that wine. This is a smooth drinking red wine that stands on pretty strong legs. And now the best part, Friend’s Red is only $10 bucks a bottle, which makes it such a great everyday drinking wine.