this is a first release of this bordeaux style blend (49% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot, 4% cab franc) from kendall-jackson. the nose was black cherry and a little earthy. taste was tight, even after sitting and swirling for a bit. tasted of black cherry, dark chocolate, maybe a little vanilla. it was a bit green and thin with not as much finish as i expected. i will revisit the bottle in a couple days to see if some time and air will open it up some more. the nose gave me the impression that this would be really good, but maybe it just needed to be decanted for a while longer. about $15 so it could be worth the price with more time in the bottle.