In this glass this is dark ruby leaning towards purple, with a garnet rim. Clean, medium intensity nose of cherry and wood with a medicinal quality. Dry, medium acidity and low tannins with a medium body. Full of intense ripe fruits: cherries, red and black, along with blackberries. This is backed up by wood and spice, and again a slight medicinal or mint quality. Good length. 14.5% alcohol but this is not overwhelming. Overall very good; I really enjoy this one and recommend it. $36 at Crosstown. See Torbreck Wines, and the winemaker’s notes for this vintage (PDF).