The wine is an inky ruby purple in color. Classic aromas of blackberry, cedar, black currant and licorice are initially expressed. With time in the glass, complex notes of sage, clove, graphite, pencil shavings and plum are also revealed. The wine has a rich, elegant structure that allows it to be enjoyed on its own or with food. The experience is capped off by a rich, smooth long finish highlighted by black cherry. Additional layers of complexity and richness will be revealed over multiple days.