"Dark purple. Sexy, smoke-accented aromas of cassis, cherry pit, Asian spices, dried flowers and olive. Is this syrah or what? Silky red and dark berry flavors are tightly focused and clean, offering a deft blend of sweetness and spiciness. Gains weight and power on the finish, which features juicy redcurrant and bitter qualities and lingering smokiness. There's a northern Rhone thing going on here that I really like."