This was a pleasant enough, straightforward Rhône wine. Technically, it's fine; it just didn't light my fire.
Eye: Dark black ruby with faintly violet highlights.
Nose: Very straightforward, fruity scents of plum juice and berries, with some stony minerality in the background.
Mouth: Full-bodied, and with some soft tannins, it featured non-complex, low-toned berryish flavors and a decent dosage of stony minerality. Good, balanced finish.
Cellar or drink? Drinkable now, this wine will keep for another year or two.
Price/store: Was $12 at Richard's on South Shepherd.