Dark garnet in color with a ruby edge. Dark fruit aromas of blackberry, plum, and black cherry, the toasty oak frames and adds depth. Leading into complex notes of cocoa, cassis, pepper, and cedar. Black fruit dominates the entry followed by plum and black cherry with a spicy, lifted mid-palate. A bit of peppery cassis leads the finish with some roasted coffee notes and supple yet firm tannins.