Blend: Cabernet franc, malbec, petit verdot, syrah

Grape source: Varner-Traul Vineyards in Talent

Winemaker: John Quinones

Recognition: Double gold at 2012 World of Wine and gold at 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Price: $30

Food pairings: Panini with Rogue Creamery Oregonzola and prosciutto; grilled rib-eye; barbecue pork ribs; duck breast.

Tasting notes: Black cherry, cedar, vanilla nose.

— Janet Eastman