This bottle was brought to our house by friends.  Frankly, I am not sure who as it was a party and then left unopened.  My wife was having book club, and so it seemed like a good choice.  This proved to be very popular and it was lucky I got a glass to taste.  A very interesting wine.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, some dustiness to it, and just a hint of what can best be described as sweet oak.  On the palate, there are strong tannins.  The cassis follows thru but there is a sweetness to the wine that is similar to that of Bourbon Barrel Aged beers although not nearly as pronounced.  The finish turn a bit bitter but not necessarily in a bad way.  This sells for under $15 or so depending where you live.  It is more of a cocktail wine but would work with grilled meats.  It was a crowd pleaser for casual wine lovers. It far exceeded my expectations.  

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