Color: Deep ruby red with violet reflections. Bouquet: Complex, powerful, spicy hints of clove and black pepper with woodsy undertones. Suggestions of wild cherry and prune. Taste: Soft, consistent, with an excellent balance of acidity and tannins. Velvety smooth. Closes with lingering sensations of cocoa and coffee. Serving suggestions: Serve with red meats, richly flavored pastas and risottos, casseroles, stews and a wide range of hard and semi-hard cheeses.