This wine is a beautiful clear ruby red color. Aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry, and violet mingle with earthy aromas of dried leaves and black tea. There's a wonderful tension on the palate with this wine. Initially you get bright red fruit that is balanced on the earthy side of things by light loam and forest floor. With some time in the glass you get more dark fruit and light black cherry coming forward on the palate - likely a peek at where this wine will go with some time on the cellar shelf.