Color: Intense and brilliant dark cherry.
Nose: Tightly packed and elegant, with complex aromas that pleasantly combine ripe stone fruit (cherry) with fresh berries, especially blackcurrant.
Palate: A very smooth and full-bodied attack. Ripe fruit (cherry, blackcurrant) is immediately apparent, with powerful tannins. Remarkable overall balance. A generous and pleasant finish, sustained by attractively lingering flavors.
Taste improved once paired with an Italian red sauce
I was given a few bottles of this wine back in 1980. It was my intro to wine. Bought it for the first time in 25 years and it still a pretty decent wine for what it costs.