Bright ruby-red. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the nose, along with hints of licorice and woodsmoke in the background. Smooth and fleshy in style, showing good heft to the blackberry and bitter cherry flavors. Supple tannins sneak in late, adding shape to a gently sweet, nicely persistent finish. In a plush, ample style for the variety, it has the oomph to handle rich red meat dishes.