Like other wines from Charles Smith this wine follows a drink now philosophy and not surprisingly was quite drinkable. Low acidity, subtle tannins, low complexity, and a little heavy handed on the alcohol taste in the overall balance. Taste of anise.
Paired well but not as well as expected with rubbed and salted steak.
Good picnic wine, I would by again at $9 a bottle.
Sipped: 3-/6 (very good)
Paired: 3-/6 (very good)