This is always a great value. Just a step up from the Cotes du Rhone and a bit deeper and darker. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black raspberries, slight violets, cedar and pepper. On the palate, this is juicy with bold black raspberry fruit. Slight tannins. Good acidity. Long finish. 2015 was a great year in the Northern Rhone and value wines like this are a great play. It should be good for the next five to seven years at least. Great with stews, meats and spicier foods.