We drank two bottles of this, blind and side by side, with consistent results. One purchased in Washington D.C and one purchased in Cleveland, Ohio. There wasn't a lot of bottle variation. This wine is a great value in an easy drinking red. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has black cherries, smoke, maybe a hint of rosemary. Drinking nicely with no tannins. A good wine for a large party or BBQ. Drink over the next couple of years. This will work well with a burger and drinks fine on its own.