In the glass, the color is deep garnet with flashes of violet. Aromas of plum, dried cherries, and blackberry mingle with tea leaves, black pepper, and jasmine. These notes follow onto the palate. The dark, lively fruit flavors of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and plum are the stars, but the stage is what makes the impression - a rich backdrop of earth, minerals, floral notes, spice, and a hint of eucalyptus. There is nice acid structure but the overall texture is big, bold, and smooth. The big size of this wine will be ideal for bolder flavors of red meat, sauces, and grilled vegetables, but also beautiful on its own.