A deep cherry-red color with a bright reddish rim. Very intensely aromatic with ripe red berry fruit mingling with pleasant toasty hints brought by the barrel. Also spicy hints, soft jammy cherry notes, hints of mountain herbs and wet stone. A powerful attack on the palate with very ripe tannins, a long mid-palate, fresh acidity and flavor-some, very spicy red berry fruit. Balsamic with a sensation of sweetness enveloping the toasty oak. Full, clean, and long with a lingering finish.