This is definitely not a cocktail wine - it is a food wine all the way. Uplifting on the palate, due to its excellent acidity, with black fruit and solid tannins. It is the kind of wine that is great for everyday drinking - with food.
This was a really average wine. Palatable but not a favorite. I bought a case. Had I tried a bottle first, I would not have bought a case.
It's okay, but not particularly notable, even at the $13 price