The wine was decanted for about an hour. This is a deep ruby color, much lighter at the rim. On the very nice nose there are blackberries, dried herbs, cedar, licorice, dark chocolate, and some cherry. The wine has medium body with soft, ripe tannins and very nice acidity. Nice fruit and dried herbs on the palate with some spicy oak in the background. Decent length on the finish where the fruit fades fairly quickly but the dried herbs and spicy oak linger for a bit.
Sweet spice notes of sage and clove are profiled against youthful fruit aromas on the nose. Intense with good structure on the palate and a deep crimson color. The wine is well centered showing tart black fruit with hints of black pepper in a medium-full bodied style with a long finish. This will age well for many years.