Dark garnet in color with a ruby edge. Aromas of black fruit, plum, and ripe black cherry, the toasty oak frames and adds depth. 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.