The 2010 Enira is a blend of 40% Merlot (notably reduced in favor of Syrah from the prior vintage reviewed this issue), 50% Syrah and 10% Petit Verdot, all aged in used French oak for 12 months (mostly second- and third-use). This is just lovely and a fine bargain. Feeling full in the mouth with refined tannins (but a real backbone), this is impeccably balanced, very flavorful (with restrained oak impact) and simply a pleasure to drink. A little earthy complexity pops up on the finish and the velvety texture is rather sensual, too, although it becomes much crisper with aeration. This is easy to like. The nice price should enhance its appeal. Bessa Valley is co-owned by Stephan von Neipperg (with Dr. Karl Hauptmann) of Bordeaux fame. He owns Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere, La Mondote, Chateau Clos de l'Oratoire (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe) and Chateau Peyreau in Saint-Emilion, plus Chateau d'Aiguilhe (Cotes de Castillon), and Clos Marsalette (Pessac-Leognan). The winemaker is Marc Dworkin. The winery says that: "During his childhood, Stephan von Neipperg shared Bulgarian wines in family during Sunday meetings. His grandmother was a huge fan of Bulgarian wines and that's one of the reasons why Stephan von Neipperg was keen to set up Bessa Valley project. Bessa Valley was created to offer Grand Cru quality at affordable price." Note that the Enira brand here differs from the Bordeaux blends by using Syrah. Overall, this was the best group I've seen from Bessa Valley.