Massaya

Beqaa Valley Classic Red Blend

8.792 ratings
8.25 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Charles Baker

Interesting leathery but silky lebanonese bottle that is very food oriented. It was beautiful with lamb and truffles. It is wonderfully focused and balanced wine.

Interesting leathery but silky lebanonese bottle that is very food oriented. It was beautiful with lamb and truffles. It is wonderfully focused and balanced wine.

3 people found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2014
Angelo Casagrande

Floral, great nose. Light with nice fruit

Floral, great nose. Light with nice fruit

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014
Gina Shay

60% Cinsault, 20% Cab Sauv, 20% Syrah. Candied cherries wrapped in eucalyptus sand paper. Helloooo, tannins!

60% Cinsault, 20% Cab Sauv, 20% Syrah. Candied cherries wrapped in eucalyptus sand paper. Helloooo, tannins!

Sep 19th, 2014
Will Stanley

Had the silver label (a mark above this) a few years ago and remember really enjoying it. Bought a half of the basic red label with high expectations and it was disappointing. In fairness I think it'd have benighted from a little time breathing (I opened and drunk straight away) but still, very acidic - almost sour - fruit and a high alcohol content. If you want Lebanese wine: Chateau Musar.

Had the silver label (a mark above this) a few years ago and remember really enjoying it. Bought a half of the basic red label with high expectations and it was disappointing. In fairness I think it'd have benighted from a little time breathing (I opened and drunk straight away) but still, very acidic - almost sour - fruit and a high alcohol content. If you want Lebanese wine: Chateau Musar.

Jun 25th, 2013
Kris Oberdick

10 years old and still great. Dry and tasty.

10 years old and still great. Dry and tasty.

Jan 13th, 2017
Richard Gross

Smooth, well balanced. But very simple. Went well with the Lebanese food we had.

Smooth, well balanced. But very simple. Went well with the Lebanese food we had.

Feb 24th, 2016
Sama Abdul-Aziz

Far too acidic, especially the first few sips before it has aerated a bit

Far too acidic, especially the first few sips before it has aerated a bit

Jan 19th, 2016
Dave Dahl

Smoother Lebanese wine compared to the franc blend

Smoother Lebanese wine compared to the franc blend

Jan 13th, 2016
Peter Chamberlin

Lots of sour fruit and leather. Tasty if not subtle.

Lots of sour fruit and leather. Tasty if not subtle.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Justin Martin

Had the 2011. Juicy, medium bodied, dried fruit. Delicious.

Had the 2011. Juicy, medium bodied, dried fruit. Delicious.

Jan 3rd, 2016