Slightly cloudy, medium-plus ruby with a hint of purple, and a tawny rim. Clean, medium intensity plum and black cherry nose. Very dry, medium acidity and more tannins than I would have expected from a right bank Bordeaux. Light body. Nice balance of red and black fruits: cherries, a bit of plum, and berries; a bit of woodiness—not oak, more like the appealing dry boards of a well-loved home. Nicely balanced; good length. 12.5% alcohol. Recommended.
A gift from my father, who tells me this was about $30 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.