The garnet purple hue foretells of rich intensity this vintage. Medium bodied with elegant balance and a round juicy texture, the wine opens with a sweet perfume of red cherries and licorice. Fresh flavors of raspberries are layered with cherry impressions that flow gracefully from the nose. Barrel aging lends a hint of spice to the wine’s long lively finish. A distinctive note of coffee bean delights at the end. Food friendly and charming.