This five year old, light bodied mix with easy alcohol (12.5%) was two different wines in one. The nose is all Cab. When the bottle is first opened. On the first taste, with its light style, tasty Cab. fruit, and nice tannin structure, this mix could have been mistaken for a Cru Bourgeois except for the slight hint of peppered meat in the nose. The longer the bottle is open (or the wine is in the glass) the more the Syrah steps forward. After the bottle had been open for two hours, the Cab. disappeared. The Cru Bourgeois had become a Cotes du Rhone. I have tasted many mixes with Cab and Syrah/Shiraz, but I have never seen this kind of metamorphosis--all the while staying very enjoyable with a nice QPR. It would be a blast at a tasting party.