Black with maroon hue. Aromas of black fruits with a whiff of choc and maybe some olives, but overall the nose is a tad light. Dry coarse tannins, in a full bodied fruit forward style, though it's not as ripe as label suggests.
Acid is refreshing to mild, but the tannins may be hiding it somewhat yet. The fruit quality is average.
For around $12 it's quite Agreeable drinking, and probably will improve with a year or two.