The 2006 of this wine was fairly good. 2007 is the same price--6.99 at Trader Joes. Peppery nose, with cherries and berries, and a little bit of heat. Mouthfeel wise, this wine is a lot riper than the 06, and is a little sleeker in my opinion. There's a little bit of an earthy, beefy, gamey note that comes out on the finish (which is a bit short). This is not a bad value by any means. Some people might prefer this to the Perrin Cotes du Rhone, which is the same price. Personally, I like the Perrin, but I wouldn't complain about this. The Perrin is quite a bit more balanced, has more depth and, frankly, has better bones. For 7$, though this is fairly good. B+/A- Interestingly, my palate has clearly changed, because I do not view this wine in the same light as the 06. I've had the 06 recently, and it is good, but I think this is a great illustration of the fact that the more you drink, and the more you have the ability to taste some really good shit, the more likely it is that you will find a lot of bottles in this price range to be a bit lacking.