A very classically Bordeaux-styled wine from the New World -- pretty rare. It was very good: elegant, some complexity, not a fruit bomb.
Saturated dark ruby/mulberry color. Gorgeous nose of cedar, ripe, dark berries, smoky stones, and chocolate powder. Concentrated, focused, and balanced, with medium-full body. Mouthcoating (but not heavy) flavors of low-toned berries, accented with minerally sandstone and bitter milk chocolate. Reminds me of a high-quality, old-school Margaux but at a fraction of the price. If the finish were a bit longer I would have given it an A, but as is it's an A-. Imported by North Berkeley Imports, I think I got this for around $13 at Whole Foods on Bellaire.