This is a blend of Merlot 52%, Syrah 26%, Petit Verdot 14%, and Cabernet Sauvignon: 8%. It works quite well. Garnet/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose smells like a great Bordeaux blend; cassis, cherries, cigar box and spice. Full bodied. On the palate, this has some depth and complexity. Cherries, black raspberries with some char and spice. Light tannins. This drinks great on its own and would work with roasted meats (or veggies). This should drink well for the next seven to ten years. A really good value.