In the glass this is clear, medium-plus ruby with hints of purple. Clean, medium intensity nose of plum, black cherry, and a bit of oak. Dry, medium acidity and low tannins; medium-plus body. Black cherry and spice are what appeal here but they are almost overpowered by a fairly strong medicinal quality. Good length but one-dimensional, and a bit of a sickly sweetness in the finish. Overall good, but not terribly enjoyable. 14.1% alcohol. Not good value for price at almost $34 (Crosstown). See Layer Cake Wines.