If my memory serves me, this wine was #3 of the Wine Spectator's annual top 100 a couple years back. At $24 or so, this wine was a steel but (NW) served up the last one. It has a brilliant garnet hue with fresh cherry/berry bouquet and ripe plum with black berries and a wonderful licorice layer all in the nose.
The mouth feel is luxurious with a big licorice layer with robust body and all this is before it has even had a chance to open up. It is made from the Tinto Del Douro grape which is a clone of Tempranillo.
This wine is just solid in every way, delicious and what wine is supposed to about. If you can find one raise a glass or buy whatever vintage you can. I recently saw a more recent year locally for $22. So, raise a glass and just say "Ahhhhhh...."