Wine of the week: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' Bordeaux blend

Over the years, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has mentored many famous Napa Valley winemakers -- the inspiration for their label, "The Hands of Time." This is a terrific Bordeaux blend consisting of 59 percent cabernet sauvignon, 37 percent merlot and 4 percent petite verdot. Syrah and malbec fill in the remainder. Perfect cabernet leaf aroma mixes with mint, eucalyptus and black cherry. The palate follows suit with lovely density, black juicy fruits and mild tannins. Pleasing and totally entertaining, it's actually a good value considering the high cost of Napa Valley cabernet. Serve with good rich meats and best friends. Costs about $30. -- Mike McVittie reviews wines available in Anchorage