This wine is actually 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's noticeable. The merlot doesn't taste as mellow / relaxed as other merlots that I've had. The Cab definitely adds some flavor and complexity.
This wine starts with a hint of leather, that gives way to a vibrant currant / berry flavor with a very slight hint of tobacco. Then finishes with a dry tannin.
Also, when doing a little research, I learned that I'm not the only one who likes it. Wine Enthusiast gave it a 92, and Wine News gave it a 90. Both rather good scores from folks who know their wines.
Rating: 4/5 It's a solid wine that I'll definitely buy again.
Price: $$ (I paid less than $20, but I've seen it for almost $30 online)
St. Clement Vineyards
2867 St. Helena Highway North
St. Helena, California