Opaque ruby-purple, this wine has thick legs in the glass (14.5% ABV). The nose shows off primal blackberry, blueberry, black cherry licorice/candy and blackcurrant candy drops. The candy component is a little strong for me. The palate is quite tasty and the candy component is gone, thank god. The fruit is very ripe- blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and currants with some very slight oak notes. The wine has good acidity and medium tannins that coat the gums but are not astringent. The finish turns juicy from the acidity and is medium in length. This full bodied wine is delicious now and will drink well until 2027 with steaks, grilled sausage or chorizo on the charcoal. 89 points for this $20 effort ($14 at Costco) makes it a 4 star effort to buy a few bottles of. Salut….