Excellent showing for this wine.  It is a more modern take on a Barolo.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose has dark cherries, spice, and slight vanilla notes.  On the palate, this drinks more traditionally at 13 years from vintage if still a bit riper.  Cherries and dark cherries layered with slight earth and cedar.  Nice acidity.  Long finish.  Worked great with food (of course), but even on its own it drinks well.  Nice finish.  Seems to be closing in on peak but no hurry.