Balius Winery, Napa Valley, California
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot, cabernet franc, petite verdot, and malbec. A gorgeous purple core with dark ruby reflections. The nose is layered with macerated red berries, blackberry coulis, clove, anise, and a hint of sweet tobacco. The full-bodied palate is filled with dark red and black fruits, cocoa powder, and a touch of spice cake.