Inspired by the European travels of Robert Mondavi, this Meritage blend is rich and potent, yet elegant and complex. It is a collage of the five classic Bordeaux red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. In the glass, it offers dark plum, black cherry, and
blackberry aromas along with a plush, velvety texture and succulent midpalate flavors. Its finish is impressively long and enhanced by well-integrated tannins. Winery
Vivid purple. Powerful aromas of blueberry, blackberry, woodsmoke and Indian spices. Displays supple, open-knit flavors of smoky dark berries, bitter chocolate and candied flowers. Seductive right now, with a sweet floral pastille element carrying through a long, smoky, tannin-free finish. An amazing value.
90 Points Stephen Tanzer