Slightly lighter in color than many of its kin, with just a touch of a watery rim. The nose is a tidal wave of deep cherries, strawberries, perfume and silk. Light earthen notes and an old rock feel follow the wine down to aromas of pine, truffle and subois before a little spicy oak kicks in. What a complex set of aromas! The palate is plush and full of smooth fruit and chewy tannin. Long and longer, with splashes of spice, white pepper, juicy black cherries and some vanilla before the rich and creamy finish. Yogurt di Amarena? Wow!