Dark rosey red, shifting up in density. On the nose this is all dark stewed plums, spices and chocolate with a sarsparilla flourish. On the palate pomegranate, blueberries and violets meld with sweet cigar box notes and finish with a sprinkle of black pepper. Well balanced, crisp acid and beautifully dry finish - a nice contrast to the velvety tannins. I love the plushness and softness of this wine.