The A by Acacia Red Blend is 85% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 2% Grenache, 2% Petite Sirah and 1% Zinfandel. The color is Dorothy’s ruby slippers red. The nose is raspberry, Starbucks Venti Mocha, black cherry and a hint of toasted vanilla. Well balanced flavors, tart cherry, raspberry, a little licorice and softer black cherry upfront. The mid-palate adds blueberry, sweet tea, a light brushing of curry spice and dark chocolate, a very tasty melange of flavors. The tannins are soft and smooth.