Well, to give away the surprise, it certainly does! This is a classic Bordeaux style blend of Merlot (58%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (42%) from Sonoma Valley. This wine is a bright ruby color in the glass, and the nose is a fragrant blend of red fruit, tobacco, licorice and musk. The taste is surprisingly fruit forward, with hints of cherry and red currant at the front end, giving way to some complex mineral flavors mid-palate. The finish is wonderfully dry with the tangyness of the tannins providing a nice firm finish. The wine is still a little young, and will likely age quite well over the next decade or two. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/05/2007-ravenswood-pickberry-vineyards-red.html
Big & Bold
Really good wine. Taste like what you expect from a red wine. Full body. Good with red meat.
It is hiding out in the cellar for a few more years to see how it evolves!