"Brilliant red. A highly complex, expressive bouquet evokes ripe cherry, black raspberry, pungent flowers and savory herbs, and a smoky mineral accent builds as the wine opens up. Palate-staining dark fruit and violet pastille flavors show excellent clarity and a strong undercurrent of juicy acidity. Strikes a compelling balance of power and delicacy and finishes with sneaky tannins, a touch of bitter cherry and noteworthy persistence. (30% new French oak)"