Plaisance Ranch 2013 Ranch Red (Applegate Valley)
This Bordeaux-style blend is 25% Merlot, the rest an even split between Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Stiff, tannic and earthy, it delivers robust flavors of herb and bark more than ripe fruit. With its assertive tannins, it should stand up well to a grilled tri-tip. Paul Gregutt
Bottle Size750 ml
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