Disclosure: The fine folks at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula, California provided this complimentary bottle.
Interest notes of blackberry, boysenberry, coffee, and cinnamon on the nose
Juicy and youthful on the palate
Black plum, black licorice, and green herbs on the finish
Here's a well crafted wine from Temecula, blended from such traditional Meritage grapes as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. This wine has interesting notes on the nose and a ripe, juicy flavor profile. It's a bit "green" on the finish, so perhaps some time in the cellar will mellow things out and provide a more integrated finish.
The wine goes for $39 and appears to be available through the Wiens wine club. Raise a glass!