Weighing in at 15.5% ABV, this was black as sin and drank like 50-weight motor oil, and no amount of aeration would change that. Really, it tasted more like a Dry Creek Zin or Central Coast Syrah than it did a Southern Rhone blend. Nearly decimated a grilled NY strip steak seasoned with crushed garlic and Provencale herbs. Won't buy again. Another example of making wine for Parker points.