another red wine i tried some time ago and revisited recently at a tasting was this blend of cab, merlot and malbec. hailing from argentina, the wine had a nose of raspberries and plums, with some smoky oak notes. the taste was big and bold, but very well balanced. blackberry and anise flavors with smoky notes at the finish. be sure to decant it for a bit first, as it will need time to open up. sells for about $15 and is an excellent pairing with grilled meats.