This is yet another wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is intense with cassis, blueberries, floral (violets?) notes and spice. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is concentrated and needs some time/air to unwind. Lots of cassis and some blueberries with some underlying char and spice. Long finish. This will undoubtedly improve over the next five to seven years. It should drink well for another ten to fifteen after that. Drinks great on its own, this will require a big flavors to work with. Roasts or grilled meats or veggies will work well.