This is a "kitchen sink" blend of lots of red varietals grown in California. Garnet in color, purple at the core, bright. The nose is nice with cherries, black cherries, black raspberries, spices and chocolate. Full bodied. Light tannins. Moderate acidity. On the palate, this is big wine. Tasty but the kind of wine that doesn't demand introspection. Loads of black cherries and cherries with a bit of chocolate. Long finish with slight warmth. It drinks well on its own and will need big food such as BBQ Ribs off the grill. Drink over the next five to eight years.