Fresh berry and cherry nose
Lively acidity on the palate, fresh and fruity
Cocoa and plum on finish, lightly spiced, and tapering nicely
Don't overlook the charm of Nero D'Avola from Sicily. Here's a fairly consistent wine from year to year and one that can give you a pretty good introduction to the grape.
I'm just amazed by the upward creep of wine prices (I'll blame this one on the Dollar-Euro trade). I was buying this wine for $12 just a few years ago, and now $16.99 is the sale price I'm seeing. When you find a good deal on it, grab a supply and enjoy this one all year for it's charm. Raise a glass!