Without trying to oversimplify things, it's just really good red wine. No oak, but who cares? It's so lovable and vibrant, filled with black cherries, raspberry, cola and leather. Clean, balanced and with such personality, I can't believe how reasonably priced this wine is. This is one to load up on by the case as it won't set you back much and you can have guilt-free drinking on the daily. Wow!