Clear, deep ruby red with a tinge of purple. Clean, medium intensity nose of red and black cherry, ripe plum, and blackberry with spice and candy sweetness. Dry, medium acidity and body, gentle tannins. The oak comes through on the palate along with a real heat from the 14.5% alcohol over a well-balanced base of ripe fruit—red berries with blackberry for balance. Good length with spices coming through in the finish. Very enjoyable: recommended.