Bonarda adds brightness to this otherwise traditional Bordeaux blend of 81% Malbec and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. An intense violet red, the wine’s attack features fresh plum, dried fi gs and blackberries, as well as notes of tobacco, vanilla and cedar wood imparted by aging in French oak. In the glass, the wine is voluminous with fl avors of cacao and dark chocolate wrapped in velvety tannins. The finish is long and persistent. We’d love to put this in as a ringer in a lineup of Napa Valley wines!