This is a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 48% merlot and 2% malbec. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is dusty with cassis, cherries and an herbal note that a friend called pickle juice. I found it more like sage. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has some cassis and some cherries. Moderate depth. Shorter finish. It's a nice wine if not profound. It probably would be better with some food. Roasted chicken or duck would work well. Drink over the next five years.