On the nose I get aromas of everything black! Blackberry, black plum, black cherry, and black pepper are among the primary aromas I notice as well as some hints of chocolate, spice, and oak. The black cherry and blackberry notes set the tone on the palate along with some pepper, cedar, and vanilla flavors as well. There is some nice firm tannin and a pretty nice medium to long finish.
Overall I think this wine is very nice but perhaps lacks a bit of the "it" factor to drive up the score. I think it would be a great steak and potatoes type of wine and at it's reasonable price point of around $10-12 it's definitely worth the money. 86 points