Manousakis

Alexandra's Nostos Red Blend

8.736 ratings
8.32 pro ratings
Crete, Greece
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Lyn Farmer

40% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache “Young Vines” 14.5% abc
This is a lovely Côte-du-Rhône-style red blend, albeit one with more syrah than grenache. Deep ruby, pretty black fruit, firm acidity. Great fruit presence with enough earthiness to give it some complexity. Plenty of acidity to make it a versatile pairing with food. Great restaurant wine.

40% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache “Young Vines” 14.5% abc
This is a lovely Côte-du-Rhône-style red blend, albeit one with more syrah than grenache. Deep ruby, pretty black fruit, firm acidity. Great fruit presence with enough earthiness to give it some complexity. Plenty of acidity to make it a versatile pairing with food. Great restaurant wine.

Dec 11th, 2018
D.A. Reyes

Fruit forward with some astringency and strong alcoholic smell that wanes after 30 min. Medium finish. As others have said, this is a nice restaurant wine, especially with Mezze food.

Fruit forward with some astringency and strong alcoholic smell that wanes after 30 min. Medium finish. As others have said, this is a nice restaurant wine, especially with Mezze food.

Feb 22nd, 2020
Toni K.

Restaurant price $45.

Restaurant price $45.

Oct 7th, 2017
Bogdan Stępień

Superb! Organic, not filtered wine from local cretean winery.

Superb! Organic, not filtered wine from local cretean winery.

May 6th, 2017
Esther Garcia

Strawberry, mulberry, spices. Smooth tannins. Long length.

Strawberry, mulberry, spices. Smooth tannins. Long length.

Sep 13th, 2016
ingrid

Fuer unbekannten grirchische weine,tadellos

Fuer unbekannten grirchische weine,tadellos

Oct 8th, 2015
Andrew Blazic

Enjoyed at Zaytinya - great Cretan red, fruit-forward, but easy to drink

Enjoyed at Zaytinya - great Cretan red, fruit-forward, but easy to drink

Sep 25th, 2015
Laura Booras

Best Cretan red we had.

Best Cretan red we had.

Jun 27th, 2015
Claudio Albino

Very nice wine with good tanino color

Very nice wine with good tanino color

May 27th, 2015
Manny Tzavlakis

Fantastic -- had this at Zaitinya.

Fantastic -- had this at Zaitinya.

Sep 7th, 2013