Color: The eye is immediately drawn to its pronounced ruby
red tonality, dense but vividly clear.
Aromas: It exudes expansive, multi-layered aromas, ripe-fruit
fragrances of dark cherry and dried plum melding into
more pronounced, mineral essences of pencil lead and
stone, while suggestions of tobacco leaf seem to bring a
sense of balance and completeness.
Taste: Pulpy fruit comes to the forefront, with tannins that are
expressive but not invasive; they ably balance a nice
vein of crisp acidity that makes the flavors sing. The
long-lingering finale flaunts a rich mosaic of nuanced