This is a go to wine at parties, weddings, etc. as it is often served due to its low price. It retails for around $13 and is an exceptional value. Of course, in great vintages, it is usually even better and 2016 is another great vintage. Purple in color. The nose has boysenberries, dark cherries, charcoal and pepper. On the palate, there is some fruit here but this is not a fruity wine. It has nice fruit with an underlying minerals/earthy streak and good balance. Works well with a wide variety of food. Drinks easy but has some interest and depth.
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