Another great wine from winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Inky purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, cedar, leather, char and black olives. Full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, there is cassis, spice, cedar and some warmth. Long finish. This is about at peak but should drink well for another ten to twelve more years. It is great on its own and will work well with roast beef.