had a glass of this at the blondies house. at a price of about $7-8 a bottle you never know what you are going to get. nose was not very complex. black cherry, a little spice and oak. nothing to intense. palate was cherry and mocha, some spice and soft tannins. not a big cab at all. drinkable, but not great, especially compared to the covey run i had about a week ago. on a budget, give it a try and let me know what you think.