Perhaps the top bottling from this storied winery. Ruby in color, purple at the core, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, pomegranate, and a slight earthiness. Full bodied. On the palate, sour cherries, some cranberries, root beer, and the slightest milk chocolate note at the top of the long finish. Complex and tightly layered, it unwinds quickly in the glass. This is drinking close to peak it seems but should drink well for another ten years or so. Nice on its own, this would be better with food. Roasted Duck would be an obvious choice.