Deep red in color with a faint purple hue. Fresh black cherry and blueberries are evident on the nose, with nuances of smoke, vanillin, mocha and chocolate. The youthful palate has a tight structure with good natural acidity. Still, even at this young age the palate is quite fleshy, with a diverse flavor profile of berries, black olives, spice and smokey oak. The young tannins are dry, but will soften with age and become more opulent over time.