When I first started drinking Ariel I felt it was the closest to the "real" thing, but still missing something. Over time Ariel became my number one brand for red wine (or fine as I prefer to call it; Fake+wine =fine!). The longer I did not drink the more my pallet changed and now I have come to appreciate all that this bottle has to offer. It also makes an excellent addition to red sangria! I highly recommend this one.