Dark and opaque in color. The intense nose has a dusty and tarry component, as well as black pepper, gunsmoke, black cherries and juicy, ripe blackberries. The palate is also on the earthen side, with smoke, bacon fat saltiness, white pepper and barnyard components mixing with more of the lush blackberries. Somewhere in the middle a slight note of V.A. mixes with a flinty, rocky note. A long and ashy finish lays overtop of pleasant grape tannins.