2/8/12 6:57 PM
This is a solid california style meritage (bordeaux) blend. Nicely balanced, fuller bodied, good fruit levels with the smoothness that comes with a blend - though I was still able to appreciate the nice cabernet nose. You will savor this with or without food.
You have to take the price into account when rating this wine. It is simply one of the best value wines I have come across in a while.
I tried this at a wine tasting at the insistence of a wine distributor. I purchased several bottles that night and took one to a get together of "wino" friends the following weekend. The response was unanimous - both recreational and more commited vinophiles in turn purchased this for themselves. That might be the best indicator of how this wine will hit you.