i had just finished the last glass of pinecrest prior to dinner and opened this one up to go with the meal. i noticed the nose straight away. big, fruity, chocolate and some sweet flowery notes. not a huge chewy shiraz, but this one was definitely a bigger wine. taste of plums, cherries, spice and chocolate that paired well with the grilled filet, corn on the cob and smashed potatoes. it would easily benefit from more time in the bottle, as it opened up considerably with time. it sells for the nice price of about $15. very enjoyable shiraz and well worth another visit.