This recipe is one of Melissa d'Arabian's holiday recipes. I made it for my Christmas dinner and it was excellent. I do think that I will use another kind of roast next time, as the bottom of the round roast was rather tough. (A rump roast might be nice.) I added 1 lb. button mushrooms to the sauce, and doubled the wine. I also made my gravy with flour and water and thickened it with much more flour than what it called for (more like 1/2 cup. flour and 1/2-3/4 cup water... I just eyeballed it and didn't measure). It was very much enjoyed!