87% Cabernet Sauvignon (from Stagecoach-50%, Beckstoffer George III-40% and Ellman Estate-10%), 9% Petit Verdot (from Ellman Estate), 4% Merlot (from Hudson Vineyards). The 2016 Brothers Blend is a favorite at any table. It's readily approachable style makes it a perennial, emanating with notes of cassis, cocoa, sarsaparilla and a myriad of herbs reminiscent of Chartreuse. Bright and fresh on the palette, it abounds with a gamut of red and black fruits from cherries to blackberries and plums, with notes of incense, oolong and pencil lead. Walking the tight rope of a brooding, sultry expressive wine balanced by refreshing acidity and a tightly-wound core, the 2016 Brothers Blend pairs swimmingly with a range of fare from BBQ to roast duck.