This was opened at a blind tasting and I think the entire table guessed correctly what it was.  Certainly a distinctive wine.  Purple in color.  The nose has black olives, green olives and black cherries.  Nice enough.  On the palate, this is sweet and almost cloying.  Black raspberry fruit.  I had not had it in about 4 years and it hasn't held up that well (or it is in a bad spot right now).  It is certainly drinkable but given the price...  Some liked it more than I.  

 

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Tried it a second time on 6/16/18.  No real changes to the above tasting note.  This is a love it or hate it wine.  Its big and sweet and tastes a lot like it did on release.  For those who said it would fall apart, that has not happened.  It will be interesting to see where this goes.  

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86
Vintage: 
2011