(2010 Vintage) Appearance: Deep purple/ruby core to light violet at the rim Aroma: Ripe red fruit of strawberry, and dried cherry over a black fruit background. Baking spice of vanilla and cinnamon combined with leather, wood, and floral accents. Palate: Complex and lively; perfect for a wide variety of food pairings. Medium plus to full bodied with ripe and dried red fruit qualities on entry mixed with tobacco, cinnamon and vanilla spice and mineral on the mid-palate. Bright red fruit and slight herbal, floral notes continue through a moderately long, crisp finish framed with soft, balanced tannins.