Smooth start with a full-bodied finish. Drinks like a cabernet with some of the zing of a zin. Floral on the nose. Excellent 8.5 rating out of 10 against other $10-$20 bottles. This winner comes from the "High Valley" in the northern California mountains. At $17 bucks, it's more of a special occasion wine, but it will impress. Looks like it's now $18 at SamsWine.com, but still worth it.