This wine costs $35. Not one we will buy again. It's much too vanilla-y for our taste. Put it in perspective, Rombauer Cab is the bomb diggity and that can run about the same price (Mike says it's probably $10 more, but I beg to differ, I swear the last time we bought a Rombauer Cab it was under $40, but maybe it just played with my head at $39.99 (tricky like that).
Anywho, I digress. This wine is not a winner. No oakiness, no spice, no earthy qualities. Upon first taste, I got a headache. Awesome.