There are at least four other Kirkland wines reviewed on this site quite positively. There is nothing to complain about for the money, but I had hoped for better. $15. No sign of smoke taint (that was a year with fires). Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries and a bit of spice. Medium bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, there is some black cherry fruit. Not much in the way of nuance, but certainly drinkable. Slightly bitter on the finish. This would be a nice mid-week wine with a burger or meatloaf.