This $8 wine is pretty purple with gentle light strawberry notes.
In the mouth there is a spicy first impression followed by a steely note. the wine is tightly wound and shallow. Breathe it!
With some air time, it is all raspberry and pepper near the rear palate. This is a solid, old world wine with some character and tastes genuine (as opposed to the "manufactured" styles I sometimes mention.)
Raise a glass.