Cote du Rhone reds are, generally speaking, blends of Grenache (aka Garnacha in Spain) and Syrah (aka Shiraz in Aussie land and some other new world countries). With a subdued red fruit nose this gives way to candied cherry, good acidity, some mild spice and freshness on the palate.
I would guess it has a higher amount of the Grenache (being a lighter bodied grape) as it certainly struck me as closer to a Pinot Noir in its weight.
The finish was also fresh if not full bodied. Decent value at $20-25.
Try this if you like: rich red fruit, freshness