The wine's description: "mocha, dark cherry, spice and blackberry." The smell: deep, rich, spicy The taste: full-bodied, thick, warm, heavy, spicy, fruity, complex. It claims mocha notes, but I don't taste it. Opinion: I really like this one. It's heavy and warm, and would be great to add a little extra to a steak-and-potatoes meal. I think of this more as a cooler weather wine.