From the Larkmead Vineyard and made by Thomas Rivers Brown. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, cedar, blueberries, and spice. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this has juicy cassis fruit with some black cherries and some blueberries over cedar and char. Still quite young, this should improve over the next eight to ten years and drink well for ten to fifteen after that. Delicious and complex. Right now this drinks better on its own and will need big flavors to stand up to it but with time it will settle down. For now, braised short ribs would be a nice choice.