Decadence in a glass. Even the color of this wine proclaims a sense of weight. Lovely garnet hues with plenty of extraction as it slides slowly down the sides of the glass. A big and expressive nose full of bright black cherries, cola and forest floor. Then dessert begins with a mouthful of chocolate-covered cherry, expansive grape tannins, and nuances of French oak and cocoa. Just the slightest hint of roasted mushroom, but mostly this wine falls under the "fruit-driven" vs. the "earth-bound" category. Could use some time in bottle to work on its finesse, but still a very nice wine now.