Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarBright ruby-red. Very ripe but vibrant nose combines cassis, licorice pastille, violet, graphite and dark chocolate. Densely packed, sexy and sweet, with terrific depth but also a distinctly suave character to the flavors of cassis, blackberry, spicecake and sexy oak. Finishes with firm, broad, sweet tannins and excellent length and verve. This shapely, structured, harmonious wine, the new venture of Tim Mondavi, is packed with fruit.