I had higher hopes for this wine, since it was about $20 and imported by Kermit Lynch. But, alas, it tasted like a cheap-o, mediocre Cotes du Rhone.
Dark ruby/garnet. Medium intensity nose of scorched earth, some vaguely stony minerals, and a bit of black cherry. Lean in the mouth, with some sharp, angular edges initially, giving way to some spicy cherry fruit in the still-lean mid palate. C. I wouldn't complain at $8, but at $20, I am. Got it at Houston Wine Merchant.