Good ruby-red. Musky aromas of blackberry, red cherry and smoked meat, plus a whiff of dried herbs that had me thinking syrah. Sweet and juicy on the palate, with good ripe acidity framing the flavors of red fruits, pepper, smoke and game. The bright finish shows sweet tannins and good length. Not the last word in refinement or nuance, but this clever wine makes the most of modern winemaking techniques. The result is a great everyday wine at a modest price.