Dark garnet in the glass, this wine has a nose of blackberry pie, cassis, and a hint of kalamata olive. In the mouth the wine possesses a nice weight and a velvety texture wrapped around blackberry and cassis flavors. A saline, kalamata olive character stays nicely in the background under the fruit. A nice earthiness and woody quality linger in the finish with cassis aromas. Here's a secret: this vintage has declassified Runrig Shiraz in it (the winery's top bottling) since the 2008 vintage was not to winemaker David Powell's standards.