After opening a corked bottle of Novy Santa Lucia Highland 00 Syrah, I decided to change up a little. The Simi was a delight. After 45 minutes in the glass a nice bouquet of cassis, licorice, black cherry and leather appeared. Cherry fruit more apparent on the palate and surprisingly, it almost seems like some strawberry?!? Nice tannins. Dark garnet color. Short finish, medium body. For a sub $20 cabernet sauvignon, a treat. 88 points from me.