I questioned this wines "viability" with a screw cap as I still prefer good old cork. Anyway, slight vanilla, nice oak, POW the fruit hits, and a subtle finish...perhaps just a bit of tobacco? My wife and I were VERY pleased with this one. We had a cheese course before the meal and kept drinking it right on through with a tasty eggplant/tomato/fennel pasta sauce on some hearty whole wheat pasta.
Great value in a rich red that could be aged. Aeration improves palate