The color is bright and deep. Purple edges with deep red middle. The nose is immediately fruit driven. Ripe raspberries, black cherry and plum. In other words it smells just like a Cabernet grape. In the mouth complexity is the key. Lush ripe cherries and ripe blue berries on the front of the tongue. The mid mouth is all about power and richness. Comprised of dark plum and chocolate. The finish has supple round tannins with a long elegant finish. 100% barrel fermented; aging: Taransaud and Boutes oak barrels, 25% new, 60% French, 20% American, 20% Hungarian for 18 months; bottled unfined.