"I'm a northern California girl born and raised in grape country so I know my grapes. This 2015 is robust when hitting your tongue with a rich and dark berry flavor that smoothly sends a chocolate spicy hit to the roof of your mouth. An excellent wine for the cost indeed. I am presently back on the east coast and miss my Cali wines, however this brought home back to my heart. ~ Try it .. it is to be savored ~"