My first time trying this wine and it was quite enjoyable. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, spice and slight chocolate notes. Medium bodied. Light tannins. Good balance. On the palate, this drinks easy but there is also some depth. Cherries, with a slight char and the chocolate note comes thru as well. Nice finish. This drinks nicely on its own but should be very food friendly at the table. A nice match would be grilled sausages. Drink over the next seven to ten years. A very nice value.