This is a quaffable, pleasant, TABLE red. I buy it, in quantity, because I like it. If you are looking for some remarkable extraordinary wine to sooth your over-heated snobish palate...look elsewhere. That said, this is a wine to be quaffed young and in perfectly fine, even great for everyday drinking. I have purchased this label a lot over the years, and I am not disappointed - just understand what you are buying.
Nothing like the ad said it was. Tried two bottles with same results. I can get much better Bordeaux for the same or less money.
The nose has hints of blackberry, raisin, black cherry, black currant, and earth tones. This wine has a smooth light red color. all around this wine is smooth. taste of cherry, spice, stone, plum, blackberry, black currant, red currant. This wine has a bold Merlot taste with hints of cab franc throughout. The tannins are soft, which makes this an everyday value wine. Definitely a wine to have with dinner.
Horrible overwhelming and not good for anything.