A deep purple color with bright fruit aromas blueberry and blackberry layered with notes of vanilla, anise and nutmeg. Flavors of Bing cherry, vanilla and nutmeg from oak aging. The wine has soft tannins, rich texture and a long finish. The Spring frosts in 2008 were the worst in 30 years. It was also the second dry growing season - with very little rain after January. This resulted in lower crop yields, but with intensely flavored fruit!