Tasted June 17, 2007 at the winery. Garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Dark rich fruits, thistle and a bit of spice. Flavors of black cherries and black berries with a slightly tart finish. Medium acidity, firm tannins, medium to full body. Hold.
The nose showed floral with some sweet, red fruit. Were there stems included in this wine? There's almost a grapey component, but it manages to hold off just enough to be mature vs. juvenile A bit of earth, somewhat dry/dusty fruit. Elegant and delicate.