This was an off bottle. It had been purchased via Acker-Merrill auction and probably at some point in its life, exposed to excessive heat. Nevertheless, it was still enjoyable as a wine, even if not what it should have been. Ruby in color. The nose has cherries, brown sugar, dried cherries and raisins. On the palate, this is a bit disjointed but has some nice cherry flavors. Still has some light tannins. Some alcohol showing. Finishes with dried cherries. Another example why provenance is so important. No score is assigned.