Umami and tannins, bacon and herbs. Single vineyard may be the rage, but blends let the winemaker play with the whole palette, for your palate.
Great year, great wine, and (for a 2005 Bordeaux) a great bargain.
Need to flee the Californian drought? Try Waiheke Island, just off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. The island has no public water supply, but plenty of blue and green water.
I've had wines in front of me which not only had no commercial potential, but which were not even available to buy in any retail scenario. You might ask what's the point of writing about such obscurities? To boast of their exclusivity perhaps? No, I have a better reason.