here is another red blend i tried recently from paso robles. it is 25% petite sirah, 23% cab, 19% merlot, 18% syrah, and 15% cab franc. if that mixture of grapes isn't enough to get you interested, then i don't know what will. the nose was currants and spice, mostly sage, with some nice leather and earth notes as well. on the palate, a nice burst of black currant and blackberry with some nice spice notes. throw in some nice mid palate vanilla flavor and finishes off really nice with some leather and cigar notes. a very nice red bland that sells for about $15. i would have this with pasta dishes or maybe a nice steak.