Exceptional purple color and old world style. This vintage has big-hearted aroma of plums and cedar. It's lighter in mouth as flavors of lilac, fudge and baked cherry created a hearty wine that's rustic and European in style. This is a full-bodied wine of great structure and concentration and could use more time in bottle to settle down. Its excellent balance between acidity and rounded ripe tannins results in a wine with personality.