Long black fruit on the nose with a little mint and menthol to round things out. Cool black fruit flavors mingle with tobacco and cedar-tinged oak. Prevalent grape tannins are the first brick in this structured wine, which also has fine acidity and some oak tannins as well. Not spectacular, but for only $9 well worth it. I continue to find great value from the Gum Bear winery, and recommend their wines for those looking for inexpensive and good, if uncomplicated wines.