The color is a very deep ruby red color. Look for sun thickened black cherry and cassis stock reduction type aromas, accompanied by licorice and toasted fresh sawn oak and cedar. All these aromas are packed into a box of sweet, floral scents reminiscent of garden Violets at evening time. The flavor is very thick of sweet ripe red fruits, silky smooth on the tongue. The freshness of the fruit flavors carry all the way through to the end without a dip in the middle palate. This wine is Tannin rich, but tastes like the rough corners of the tannin molecules have been sanded smooth. The finish is long, long of sweet fresh red fruit, with just a hint of fresh spaded earth.