"Ruby-red color. Opaque ruby. Deep cassis and boysenberry aromas are brightened by zesty minerals and complicated by cured tobacco, licorice and baking spices. Sappy dark berry flavors are firmed by youthful tannins and pick up bitter chocolate and licorice with air. A powerful rendition of this wine, but there's no excess weight. Shows a more tangy red fruit character on the extremely long, juicy finish. Bet on this improving for at least another ten years."