Nose of red berries
Raspberries and a medium weight texture on the palate
A touch of cream and vanilla on the soft fruit finish
This is not much of a wine. It has characteristic soft fruit wrapped in the flavors produced from oak. Also, it's a little sugary.
However, in the under $10 category, this is the norm. I paid $10, but have seen this wine sell for as little as $6. Most red wine in this price range out of California tastes simple, sugary, and oaked. There is rarely any lively, pure fruit taste. To increase your chances of this, head to the Chilean aisle for a wine such as the El Toqui Syrah reviewed below. Then raise a glass!