Lean, tart, and very-near insipid, with slight, simple aromas and flavors hinting of fresh-picked - and sour!- raspberries, herbs-de-Provence, tobacco, and iron-laced well water. I'm giving it some extra points for being solidly-made, but I just can't find any measure of depth, complexity, or enjoyment here.
A highly quaffable red that seamlessly combines silky cocao butter & chocolate impressions of Malbec with tobacco & smoky notes from Syrah, and throws in some fresh, sprightly grapiness of Bonarda. Flavorful, Medium-bodied, and well-balanced (thankfully, no faky-faky oakiness here!), this would make for a nice, easy-going summer BBQ red - at an agreeable price.
Was somewhat disappointed with this wine, after all the positive reviews. Very shy on the nose, with only slight aromas of red plum and flint peeking through. It's lush on the palate, though, offering notes of ripe black cherry, fruit punch, raspberry-infused milk chocolate, and an interesting whisper of tarragon on the finish. It's plenty fleshy in flavor and silky on the tongue, but in the end it comes across as a bit flabby - even syrupy. The acidity just isn't sufficient to counter-balance the ripe fruit. Fans of soft, juicy-fruity wines may like it (not that there's anything wrong with that).