This is a great wine that never gets in the way. But, it's also not a wine that you say, "Wow! Wowie-wow-wow!" It goes with any food, no one dislikes it, everyone 'likes' it, and the price is affordable. When we're planning on drinking a case of wine, this is the go-to choice.
This wine is fairly heavy bodied, and the fruit in the glass (plum) is very strong. It hits hard, and is probably strong enough to stand next to most anything you could pair it with. The finish is decent and seems to drain away smoothly. The tannins are pretty potent though, and it leaves a harsh pucker in the end. Overall I was pleased; I'd put it in the upper 80s, probably a 87.