Starts out with cherry candy aromas and some funky, leathery notes, then turns very fruity in the mouth. Red and black cherries, smoky oak and orange peel flavors drink supple and long, with good acidity.
Opens with an aroma of cheese, under which are green olives, blackberry and coffee. Flavors include blackberries and herbs, and the tannins are very rugged and numbing. Finishes with a gritty astringency. From J. Lohr.