This red wine is rich, medium bodied and moderately oaked. It has the distinct flavor of tea, berries and herbs.
The most popular red varietal in California. Associated with the Bordeaux region in France, it is now grown world wide. Often hard and tannic when young, requiring both barrel and bottle aging to soften, it can produce wines with great complexity and aging potential. Descriptors include: black currant, black pepper, berry, eucalyptus, bell pepper, olives and mint.