We feel confident in saying that this wine will not appeal to most tasters. One of us described the palate as almost-rotten fruit, soy sauce, and green vegetable. Another described it more succinctly as smelling like a dried Italian sausage. On the palate, there was a pronounced oakiness, almost like smoked mesquite wood. One of us thought the whole package was a disaster, while the other thought it was interesting and different enough to merit (just barely) one star.