The color is a deep garnet red. The nose is essentially fruity, with strong aromas of cassis and plums, and a touch of earth and spice. This is an ample, well-rounded wine that has sufficient tannins for ageing capacity.
Games, grills and any kind of rich cuisines match well with this wine.
I had a Crozes Hermitage in San Diego and loved it so, when I saw one here, thought "great!" Unfortunately, it's a bit sweeter than the one I'd had before, more fruit, less dry. If you're looking for a soft, fruity wine, with a bit more mouth feel than a pinot, then this is the one.
I bought this wine for my dad and ended up liking it so much I bought it for myself. This wine will always be in my house!!