This is a reasonably priced base level Chateauneuf that is consistently a good value. In the better vintages such as 2015, it can be outstanding. Ruby/purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, raspberries, garrique, char and spice. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has bold cherry fruit, a bit of spice and slight char. It is drinking well now and will continue to over the next seven to ten years. It is a great match for casseroles or on its own.