Bought this tire anticipating the worst, but was pleasantly surprised all around. Don't expect it to handle the deep snow very well, however it's not a winter tire so that should not be a surprise. As long as you keep it off the unplowed road after a 5+ inch snow fall you will be good.
It was far quieter than the Continental's these replaced, but does seem a touch softer when cornering.
Overall, for the money, these are the best tires I have purchased.