Black cherry notes sit at the forefront, backed by notes of blackberry and raspberry cobbler. Mocha, toffee, and subtle cola notes round out a nose focused on fruit at the onset then melding into a pleasing mix of sweeter aromatics as the wine sits in the glass. Subtle French oak notes of toasted marshmallow and vanilla bean add complexity and intrigue to the nose. In the mouth, the wine is well structured, carrying a pleasing amount of fine tannin making the wine friendly enough to enjoy on its own while harnessing enough backbone to pair well with a variety of foods. The wine is supple, without being cloying and finishes with superb balance and a long, lingering finish.