I purchased 3 bottles of this wine a few months ago and finally took them to a dinner party last week. All of my friends are wine snobs so I was nervous - I had never tasted this winery's wine before - but the wine did not disappoint! All 10 people at dinner really enjoyed it and drank these bottles up before anything else that evening! It has the perfect balance of fruit, spice and smoke. Nothing was overwhelming or out of place. Just perfect. I wish I would have ordered more!