Nice notes of cherries and leather in the bouquet. Very medium tannic structure with a mouth full of dark cherries and cherry jelly. Nice long finish of black pepper, and kalamata olives with yet another hint of cherries. This is a very nice wine to drink on its own or with a spicy food as the spiciness of the food will play off the wine and vice versa. This is easily one of the best reds I've had in the last year.