I tried this at a restuarant and it was good. I liked it enough that I searched for it. In fact it is the wine that led me to Wine.com. So I owe it a great deal of thanks! It wasn't overly dry. A good finish. Let it breathe and it just crawls under your skin. It gets better with each sip. Made my wife and I crave a steak. Not including the restaurant, the 1st bottle was great. 2nd was not as good. We'll see if 3 times is a charm.