Clear, medium ruby red colour. Appealing medium intensity red fruit, black pepper, and oak aromas. Dry, medium-plus acidity and tannins, and medium body. Cherry, both red and black; raspberry; and again black pepper spiciness in the mouth. Almost-medium length. Pretty straightforward but appealing; overall good. 14% alcohol. $28 at Kits Wine Cellar (a gift from my father). Piping Shrike has no web site that I could easily find.