Medium, dark ruby-violet color. Opulent, sweet violet, raspberry and black pepper aromas with a hint of dark cocoa powder from the new oak. Showing medium-full body, the flavors are rich, succulent and balanced, with berry-pepper flavors echoing the aromas. Quite spicy, lush and round with medium tannins and good acidity. A great barbecue wine, and one that marries well with wild game or spicy pastas as well.