Savory mint and herbal aromas accent leafy, classic red fruit on the bouquet, while plum, berry, mineral, black olive and herbs work the palate. The wine transitions from one stage to the next without much trouble, and within the folds there are some complexities. A measurable step up from the bargain barrel milieu.
Perfectly good and pedestrian, which means it’s solid but common and regular, with rubbery, sturdy berry aromas followed by medium-intensity plum flavors. With good texture and proper weight, this passes every inspection criteria but stirs little curiosity. Good wine; nothing more.