A complex red wine that drinks softly fruity and dry, and with quite a bit of style and elegance. The most notable feature is the texture. It's velvety and round, and characterized by soft, dusty tannins. In this environment, fruit and berry flavors can shine. It's made in the international style: Soft, ripely sweet, extracted and fruity, and well-oaked. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Petite Sirah. —S.H.