This is a very pleasantly juicy, reasonably-priced meritage. Cherries overly blackcurrant flavors, while dark chocolate, tobacco, and eucalyptus appear on the mid-palate. Tannins and acids are well balanced, and moderate, and the finish has a pleasant mintiness behind the mixed red and black fruits. Drink with duck.

WHO: Penman Springs Vineyard
WHAT: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc
WHERE: Paso Robles, California
WHEN: 2005
HOW MUCH: $24

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