The color is deep and black and the nose is powerful and bold with explosive notes of chocolate, espresso, cherry reduction, raspberry preserves, and overripe plum. There is a delightful sense of warmth and baking spices in the heart of this wine. A very dense, bold, and velvety red fruit flavor emerges as a delicious surprise. Flavors of star anise, plum, cassis, dried currant, and espresso bean flood the mouth to find every last taste bud on the palate. The oak is rich and the mouthfeel is lavish. Firm tannins and a distinct sense of terroir create a sensational, well-rounded finish.