Varietally expressive aromas of bacon fat, graphite, hickory smoke and pepper. Chewy and tactile but not at all overly sweet, nicely combining a saline nuance with subtle fruit and spice notes. In a rather restrained, Old World style,
Straddling the line between road tar, spice and dried berry fruit, this is an intense, tight and concentrated red, full-bodied and dense. A young, compact wine that has a firm backbone and a pleasant earthiness.