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Happen to have a bottle of this given to me by a friend. Pop and pour, some raspberry notes but a good amount of heat from the alcohol that prevented me from tasting anything else. I let it breath for about an hour in the glass and the heat disappeared making way for more red berries, a small hit of spice a tiny touch of cassis.
Since I am observing no alcohol for lent, I have had to go the proper tasting route of not drinking it. I usually swallow and not spit, so it is taking me a bit more to figure this out. I did not try with food, but I see Chip's point about it being a food wine. It would be a nicely priced addition to a cheese and charcuterie platter or even something simple like gumbo.
For me with tax this would ship at about $14 a bottle, I think a solid wine for that price.
"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei