i got this wine as a gift from a friend. the nose was strawberry and blackberry with a bit of pepper. the taste was mostly black cherry but i got a sour note as well that i still haven't been able to wrap my head around. like sour cherry but something else. whatever it was, the flavor was not that great. very average wine. it sells for about $20 and for an ohio wine (lake erie area) it is probably a bit over priced. and for that amount of money you can find a much nicer shiraz.