Near-opaque purple/red color. Dark stone fruit and oak smells. Ripe plum and tart black cherry fruit, black pepper, gentle tannins. Completely dry but with the sense of sweetness of fruit and vanillin oak around the edges of the tongue.
The next day it's largely unchanged but I'm tasting some blueberry that I didn't taste (or didn't write) yesterday.
I think this is a reasonable buy for $18.99, but I think it’d be easy to find other wines of similar quality for this price. As weaknesses in wine go, “some guy on the internet says it can be equaled” isn’t crushing.
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