Another wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown. Inky purple in color, opaque and shimmering bright. The nose has cassis, cedar, baking spice and slight char. Great texture and balance. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is very concentrated and tight. It needs air/time. With about an hour of air it opens with cassis, slight blueberries, spice and char. Long finish. Probably best to hold for a few years and drink for ten to fifteen after that. Great on its own or with a thick slab of meat.