This blend from Argentina has Cabernet Sauvingnon, Malbec, and Merlot and ran us around $16.
A smokey nose with a bit cherry.
Cherry and lots of blueberry on the palate with plenty of smoke as well. Lots of fruit and medium tannins–nicely balanced. Fran thinks this tastes cheap...I tend to disagree as there’s a fair amount of complexity you wouldn’t get in a $7 range wine.
The finish brings out some smooth oak.
It’s a decent bottle, perhaps not for over $15 but I can’t really say anything bad about it.