A gorgeous wine notable for its balance and Bordeaux-like elegance. Smoky, ashy oak dominates the aroma, just hinting at the cherry, currant and plum fruit beneath. In the mouth, the wine is firm in dusty tannins, and bright in cherry and blackberry flavors. Made from Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Cab Franc, this polished Bordeaux blend will be best after 2010. And look at that alcohol, a moderate 13.5%.