Sweet ripe red and black fruits dominate both the palate and the nose. Bing cherry, raspberry, plum. Chocolate. Softer herbal notes of lavender, tarragon, fennel, and anise. Violets, creme brulee, and pencil shavings (classic characteristic of this varietal). Silky smooth, viscous, medium-bodied, fruit-forward, with a very soft finish. Extremely approachable. Drink now or over the next 5 years.