Clear, medium ruby red appearance. Wonderful clean, medium intensity nose of sweet spices, mint, blackberry, and wood. Dry, medium acidity, easy tannins, and a light-plus body. The palate is dominated by blackberry and black and red cherry with tasteful oak. Medium length with a nice finish of evolving ripe fruits: there’s 4% Viognier here but I’m not sure I can detect it; there is a slight sweetness in the finish that could be attributed to the grape. 13.5% alcohol. A lovely drink; recommended.