Medium purple in the glass, this wine has a deep earthy nose of wet dirt, dried black cherries, and wet leather aromas. In the mouth it is equally as dark with black cherry, graphite, cassis, and mud flavors, all cloaked in leathery tannins. The wine, frankly, is a little closed and tight. It improves with some air, but likely needs a year or two to reach its full potential. Not as good as other recent vintages I have had.