This is a beautiful integration of the three varieties. It's a joy to experience and taste the earthy spicy Merlot characters, the leafy berry fruits and firm structure from the Cabernet, and the chocolate and plum Shiraz flavors to finish. This harmony gives you a wine that is balanced, complex and has lots of fruit.
"The 2006 Sarah's Blend is composed of 60% Shiraz, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It was barrel-fermented and aged in seasoned French oak for 12 months. Deep crimson-colored, it yields a complex aromatic array of cedar, spice box, clove, pepper, cassis, and blueberry. Full-bodied, fruit-driven, and intensely flavored, this layered blend has a 45-second finish. Drink it over the next 8 years."- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
the '05 was awesome.... tremendous value at app. $15 per bottle. Look forward to trying the 06.
This is a luscious red I have drank for a number of years. The 2006 is the best I have ever had. It is very unfortunate that this is the final vintage for this winner. The producer and importer split and Marquis Phillips is no more. Marquis wines are now under Mollydooker but are much more expensive.
I am buying this by the case. This is the best wine I've tasted at any price.