It appears as a dry wine but it's not and it's wonderfully flavored. It's a wine for connoisseurs I will have to say. My husband tried it but he still wasn't easily persuaded into having a glass of it. It's a very mellow slow sipping wine for any occasion. I have enjoyed it while watching football and or having supper. I was also informed that it has a hint of bacon and I will say that after eating lil smokies and sipping on this wine I felt like it left a lil smokie aftertaste in my mouth but It wasn't gross or anything just surprising and pleasant.