This is one of those wines that when you read the label, expectations are raised. Though I had not heard to the producer, a Barolo, in a great vintage for $40, should be a great wine. This is not. It is a fine, drinkable wine but not more. Ruby/purple in color. The nose has some black cherries. On the palate, this has firm tannins. The black cherries carry thru. Moderate finish. Some, not a lot of, acidity. A nice pizza wine (if the price works for you).