Nose

A dense curtain of tears forms when swirled, and the perfume rising from the glass invites you in.

Palate

First flavors of dead-ripe black cherry and dark chocolate swirl into puff pastry and warm current pudding. Very smooth tannins lead to a lush, soft, finish reminding me of expensive suede.

Aging

20 months in 88% French Oak, 12% American, 63% new

Appearance

This delicious wine leads with a riveting color of deepest indigo.