This wine was really exceptional for the price that asked for. I thought it was well balanced and full of solid red fruit with a nice vanilla cover. This is a very big fruit bomb from Washington, with big oak too, so if that's not your style - I would recommend walking away from this one. Otherwise it is an excellent value.
The only problem I have with this wine, is that I liked it's little sister the regular merlot more and it's about $15 less than this bottle. Overall, it has big juicy strawberry and raspberry fruit with a nice mint chocolate kick on the finish. This wine also has a little bit of chew at the end. Still an excellent buy!