Scratchy and a little sharp smelling on first impression, with vanilla and milk chocolate aromas in addition to standard red fruit scents. Feels firm, solid and basic, with dark fruit flavors touched up by young, simple oak notes. Standard and dry on the finish.
Fairly attractive floral aromas are accented by ripe tomato, blueberry and tarry smoke notes. The palate has size and stickiness, while the flavors of berry, plum and graham cracker feature a sweet, pasty finish. Basic wine with 7% Merlot in the blend.