Blackberry, licorice and violet on the slightly liqueur-like nose. Silky on entry, then a bit youthfully imploded, with good juicy energy to the dark flavors of blackberry, black cherry, violet and spices. A note of sassafras gives lift to the finish.
A dry, robust Pinot Noir...big tannins and acidity that give the cherries a sour candy taste. But it's complex, with a meaty edge, and elegantly constructed.