Red blends, at least the well-made, well-balanced ones, tend to be synergistic affairs, with the wine’s strength equalling more than a sum of its parts. All Bordeaux and most Super Tuscans are blends. In reality, California “single varietal” wines usually don’t contain more than 75% of the stated varietal.
This Rutherford/Napa gem is a blend that Americans can proudly consume, proud of the diversity that abounds here in the Good Old U.S. of A. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate agrees, giving this vintage 93 points. On sale at Wines.com.