Deep, dark red. Pure and unobstructed by new oak, the nose is lifted with dark fruit flavors of blackberry, choc-mint, and anise. Dustings of white pepper spice, vanilla, and black olive tapenade provide an intriguing savory counterpoint to the more primary fruit characters. The palate is concentrated with a luscious rolling texture and packed with fresh blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice flavors. The wine is juicy and plush with silky tannins that linger, providing a drying, savory finish.