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I was hoping this would turn out to be one of those hidden gems and was sorely disappointed. As the other reviewer noted, it's quite bland. At $26 it's rather dear for cooking wine. There are any number of reds sold on Amazon that are a good/great deal (especially when on sale) -- this is unfortunately not one of them.