What a pleasant surprise! It had a lovely aroma - big cherry nose with some earthy undertones. On the palette, you get the same big burst of cherry and berry fruit. The description says it has some mineral tannins, but I didn't get the mineral as much as the tannins. The wine is clearly well made and very "structured," as they say, but before drinking it, I would decant it for 20-30 minutes to smooth out some of the tannins. It's also a wine I could see laying down for a few years.
Though I'm bummed that the hike I was supposed to go on today was postponed due to what feels like never-ending rain, BUT, this was definitely a good subsitute!