What a coincidence! I happened to get a bottle of this the other week, and per the instructions on the label, chilled it in the fridge. We opened it last weekend, to accompany a sinus-clearing Thai dinner. Maybe a nice Riesling or Gewurz would have been a better choice, but a little voice that seemed to emanate from somewhere in California suggested strongly that this was the one to try. So white or wrong, that's what we drank.
It was pleasant, overall, but I think it would have shown better with a nice roast bird. I could see serving this with turkey or chicken, for your guests who refuse to touch white wine. It pretty much lived up to the promise of being a red and white wine.
We'd had a Pinot Noir the night before, and because the color of this wine was a bright, clear cherry red, I kept expecting it to taste like a Pinot. Which it didn't. I don't know, what with my stuffed nasal passages and the heat level of the food, I had a hard time getting a handle on what was going on in this wine. I was getting ripe fruit or maybe it was a raisiny Zin-like quality that kept fooling my palate into finding it sweet. But it didn't finish sweet. There were hints of the cab and zin at the start of each sip, but those flavors didn't stick around for the finish. Certainly it was lighter on the palate than one would expect either of those wines to be. It also seemed hot, as in from alcohol. But I suspect that was not so much the fault of the wine, as the fact that my whole mouth was sensitized from the spiciness of the dinner.
Value: given the number of really nice surprises I've had from Woot over the years in the neighborhood of $10 or less, I was thinking this wine would sell here at about that level, and at that price I would probably woot some if only they were shipping to NY these days. Maybe Woot has ruined my expectations of what wine should cost? This isn't an enthusiastic "Buy Now", like all those shill emails I get for loser investments, but rather a "buy if it sounds interesting to you, it's not bad".