the comely brunette and i enjoyed this blend of 85% tempranillo and 15% shiraz recently with a friend who brought home-made calzones for dinner. a thank you to the curly dark haired scientist for the food. the wine worked very well with the food. the nose was very nice with aromas of spicy pepper and ripe plum. hints of vanilla and a little leather on the nose as well. the palate was full of blackberry, plum, medium tannins and a leather note. a really nice licorice finish made an appearance as the wine opened up. good italian food wine. sells for about $10.