To quote Homer Simpson: “I can see why this is so popular!” This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Shiraz. This ran me just about $12....I could've bought a lot of Duff Beer with that money.
Some dried candied cherries are on the nose here with perhaps a bit of cinnamon.
For fruit, I seem to only be getting some plum – but this is seriously lacking in backbone which sadly makes this a tad bit flabby once it hits the palate. The mid and back palate improve somewhat with cinnamon and oak making their way through and the acid finally presenting itself.
A somewhat pruney finish – perhaps a prune with some Italian spices.
The fact that a wine with these issues goes for over ten bucks means this gets a "boo" instead of a "boo-urns."