Combine a great value in wine with a store like Costco and the result is a a very nice wine for a very nice price. In general, I have found the Kirkland wines to be solid values, but this one, perhaps a bit more. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, some spice, slight violets and hint of minerality. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Juicy black cherry fruit with a bit of char. Good balance. Nice finish. This drinks well on its own and will work well with casual foods. drink over the next three to five years.