Purchase price: $22.99 First and second nose were great. Very aromatic, fruity bouquet, with good complexity. This got me pretty excited about my first sip. I will say that the actual taste, while still good, did not meet my lofted expectations. I expected a little more body and berry to come out in the taste, but it never really happened as much as I initially thought it might. I did think the spice was pleasant surprise, however. This is a very dry cab with firm tannins, I personally would have with a rare steak, but then again, my opinion isn't that important compared to your own preferences. At the $22.99 price point it's a good value, but at the regular 46.99 price point you could probably do better. I still enjoyed this cab, nevermind my criticisms, and would buy again. As far as Geyser Peak is concerned, I think their Reserve Alexandre Meritage is a more well rounded effort.