I haven't had this in a few years but it hasn't changed it seems. This retails for around $25 and for people who like this style, this is a great price point. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, black raspberries and cherries in a very perfumed liqueur package. Also plenty of "toasty oak". On the palate, this is warm but juicy. Plenty of red berry pie filling. Plenty of toast and spice. Medium tannins. Easily gulpable. More of a love it or hate wine perhaps, but those who love it will drink bottles (and add 2 or 3 points to the score) and for those who don't, one glass will still provide some enjoyment.