Clear, deep purple-ruby in the glass. Clean, medium intensity nose of oak, plum, vanilla and blackberry. Dry, medium-plus acidity, and light tannins. Medium body with lots of ripe fruits: sweet plum and ripe blackberry, with spicy notes working with the sharp 14.5% alcohol. Good long complex finish with liquorice figuring in. Recommended.
This was about $40 at Crosstown. See Langmeil Winery and the winemaker’s notes on this vintage.