Once again this is a terrific and cheap wine. Hard to find a better wine under $10. It's a non-vintage Rhone blend, mostly composed of Grenache, and it's balanced, complex, and fun to drink.
Very dark ruby-violet. Energetic nose of spicy blackberry/raspberry fruit, smoke, and minerally/sandstoney notes. Dark, clingy flavors of iodine-laced blackberry/cherry. A light veil of fine-grained tannin adds texture. Very good concentration of flavor, and good acids. Long finish. This will be very flexible with food. I like this a lot. B+/A-. Imported by Epic Wines, Aptos, Cal., I got this for $9.99 from Winex.com.