Great showing for this wine. it is made from the Nero d'Avola grape. Garnet in color, darker at the core, mostly clear and bright. The nose has black cherries, cherries, sandalwood, nutmeg, and slight dark chocolate notes. It is tight at first but opens after an hour or so. Medium bodied. Medium tannins. Nice acidity. On the palate, this is delivering right away. Black cherries, sour cherries, and ash. Complex and deep. Delicious. Long finish. At age 9, this is in a great spot and should be at or close to peak. It is great on its own, but should work well with meat or fowl. A great wine for a mushroom and pasta dish.