Dark ruby color. Aromas of cherries, cola and mixed berries—mulberry, blackberry and blueberry all at once—with suggestions of minerals, pumice and light smoke. The flavors are huge for Pinot Noir, again dominated by ripe cherries and berries with a hint of barbecue smoke. As the wine rolls across the palate, its smooth tannins and fruity, sweet-oak flavors are beautifully balanced by the acidity. The finish is long, rich and expansive, promising further evolution in the bottle.