By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/23/2014 | Send Email
This is a wonderful throwback, in a very good way. MXB refers to "Mixed Black" as California winemakers used to refer to field blends of different varietals, which is exactly what this is. Made from Zin, Barbera, Grenache, Durif and Carignan, I bet this was a beast in its youth. But with a few years in bottle it has settled down, lost the rough edges, and found its stride. Big, rich, black-fruited and intense, it still retains enough acidity from the mountain fruit to remain fresh, peppery and delightful. Drink now, or hold for additional time. The only wrong answer is not to buy it now, because when it's gone, it will be gone for good. For less than $15, this is truly compelling!