"The Shotfire Ridge Cuvee ... may be the best Bordeaux-styled value in the marketplace. ... Dense purple-colored, with a huge nose of melted licorice infused with creme de cassis, vanilla, spice box, and hints of chocolate as well as coffee, it is an extremely intense, full-bodied, opulently-textured red with no hard edges. This astonishingly pure, riveting wine is available for a song. It is a profound wine that should drink well for a decade. Don't miss it."