Dark, dark and darker. A beautiful color of violet and deep crimson colors slide silkily around the glass, depositing plenty of extraction along the way. The nose is expressive, with notes of red cherries, clackberries, currants, barrel spice and oak. But it is on the palate that this wine really shines. Gobs of rich black fruits mix with violets, bramble and what the smell of a cedar chest just before you remove your sweater would taste like if it were a taste. Plenty of oak, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon and clove. Very finely textured, with a silky and lobg finish that dances between fruit, tannins and oak.