Clear, medium purple with a ruby-garnet rim. Clean, medium intensity earth and cherry nose. Dry, middle acidity and tannins; medium body. Palate has a hint of green pepper and damp earth but is dominated by raspberry and cherry notes and tasteful oaking. Medium-plus length with a slightly spicy-peppery finish. Overall very good. 12.5% alcohol. $46 at Liberty Wine Merchants. See Domaine A.F. Gros.