Fruity and simple aromas of orange popsicle, cherry Lifesaver and mocha lead to a thick, rather soft wine, with ripe, heavy flavors. Might turn into something more interesting in a few years.
Starts with a blast of leathery animal, oak and cherry cocoa, then turns tough and earthy in the mouth, with a cherry finish. Very dry, with a good, silky mouthfeel. Might develop additional complexities in a year or two.
What this wine needs is more acidic crispness. The flavors are totally delicious, the texture is elegant, the finish is totally dry, but the superripe cherries, raspberries, cocoa and cola just sort of melt into the palate, then fade away.