Lovely hue of ripe black cherries in the glass. The nose is a melange of ripe, red fruits, leather, topsoil and baked tomatoes. The palate holds true to form, along with an elegant dustiness that is so pleasant in a good Chianti. Superbly structured, with enough tannins and acidity to satisfy both sides of the equation. Silky and soft on the finish, which turns to olives and leather on the very end.