This is just coming into maturity. A bit earlier than expected and that's why its good to check in on wines every so often (or read others tasting notes). Light ruby in color, clear and bright. A very pretty perfumed nose of cherries, black cherries, menthol and slight tar. Medium bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, black cherry fruit with char/smoke and a slight candied note. Good acidity. Long finish. This is just starting to enter its prime drinking window and should be here for the next ten to fifteen years. It might still improve a bit. This will be great with pasta in a cream sauce or anything mushroom.