This was a very nice, cheap, everyday wine with a lot of chunkiness and character.
Nose: Intense nose, with raw meat and earthy scents in the lead, lots of powdered stones, and some blackberry/black cherry scents coming in last.
Mouth: Ripe, extracted, fairly concentrated flavors of stony minerals and blackberry, together with brambly notes. Long, simple, but pure-tasting finish, with plenty of tannin. Chunky and four-square, but satisfying.
Cellar or drink? This will certainly keep, and maybe soften and improve, for another 1-2 years.
Price/store: $9.29 at Richard's on South Shepherd.