(From 2008 Vintage) This wine is medium dark purple in color with a touch ofruby. The aroma opens with berry and dark cherry notes backed by toasty French oak. Hints of savoryherb notes emerge with air, along with subtle whiffs of cinnamon and vanilla. The wine is rich andround in the mouth with big black cherry and raspberry flavors at first and just enough balancing freshacidity. Subtle underlying oak emerges with a bit of earth in the finish.