This was served recently at a party that I attended. It was a chance to try a wine that I normally would not taste. Full retail is around $13 but it can usually be found for a lot less. Purple in color, shimmering bright. The nose has black cherries, dust and slight sawdust. On the palate, this has a lot of black cherry fruit. Slightly drying tannins. A bit of warmth going down. Overall, it is a nice party wine that is great for crowds that are standing around a nibbling. It is made for immediate drinking but probably good for another few years. Distinctly better than I expected and easy to drink a glass at a party.