This wine is a garnet hue with a slight amethyst meniscus. This wine opens with blackberry and dark cherry notes set into a sweet vanilla oak backbone. As the bouquet develops, notes of dried cranberry, ripe raspberry, forest loam, and tobacco appear. On the palate, this wine is sweet and lush with brooding berries and smokey oak notes. The tannins provide a rich, velvety mouth feel. The finish is balanced with a prolonged sensation of buttery oak and dried cherry.