This is a full flavored, fully mature wine that is rich and jammy with lush plummy flavors of raisins and plums. Tannins are velvety if a bit underplayed. Superb with venison steaks seared in olive oil served rare. At $14, this is NICE. *D-licious!
We popped this cork because we just learned that our daughter, son-in-law (NW of this blog) and brand spanking new grandson are moving about a thousand miles closer. Did this celebration effect our objectivity of the taste of this wine? So what if it did??? Ahhhhhhhhhh, raise a glass; life is good!
Note* I just checked Wine Spectator's review of this wine and they gave it an 82. I gave it an 86. The only thing that matters is how YOU liked the wine--remember that!