Inky ruby. Powerful, smoke-accented black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice, allspice and pungent flowers. Broad and chewy in texture, offering juicy blackberry, bitter cherry, vanilla, salty olive and fruitcake flavors that become sweeter and more lively on the back half. Steadily building tannins frame a long, penetrating finish that leaves dark chocolate and exotic spice notes behind. 50% new oak.