In the nose, the wine opens up to bright, dark, red cherry, cocoa, and a hint of toast. The balance in the mouth is exceptional from front to finish. Gorgeous strawberry, blueberry, and red apple dipped in dark chocolate, all spice, and a soft layer of toasted oak. Tannins are structured but not overwhelming. The acidity is well balanced. I tend to be very critical of my winemaking, but this wine is really beautiful on all fronts – great flavors, layers of complexity, amazing texture, and Cannonball's signature smooth, long finish.