The nose is spicy, with aromas of black pepper, plum, cherry, and cedar wood. There is also a light perfume of violets and plum on the nose. The palate is well-balanced and structured, with juicy fresh tannins and a dry finish. Distinct notes of red fruit and spice on the palate all add to this complex and enjoyable wine. The limited oak contact makes this red wine smooth and approachable right now.