This is very nice but curiously seemed a bit behind the two prior vintages of this wine. Perhaps a bit shutdown. Still, it was very good. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, slight smoke and an herbal streak (rosemary/tarragon?). Medium bodied. On the palate, there is nice cherry fruit, a bit stemmy with an underlying damp earthiness. Moderate finish. This will work better with food. Pasta with mushrooms would be a nice choice. It will be interesting to watch it develop Drink over the next five to seven years.