Vibrant ruby-purple color with a magenta-violet rim. The nose immediately gives off freshly picked Bing cherry, black raspberry and licorice. There is an energy to the wine and an overall balance of its components. The wine is uplifting and juicy, with wild violets, a little cracked pepper, and hints of mint. The finish is surprisingly silky and leaves a good impression of depth. A fine example for the category, and very delicious to drink. Drink now – 2025.