The first thing you notice on this wine is the stunning indigo color in the glass. There’s a slight earthiness as the bottle is opened which dissipates quickly and more prominent berry aromas takeover. Mike Berthoud describes it as “strawberries in a saddlebag,” on the palate. Clearly a very nice french oak notes with a gripping tannic finish that begs for food. We suggest enjoying this wine anytime within the next 5 to 10 years.