Deep ruby center with shades of crimson around the edges of the glass. The nose is centered in warm dark cherry, black raspberry, and soft red plum. The spice and floral components are extensive, with notes of clove, wild violet, cinnamon, rose petal, licorice, vanilla, and smoked tea leaf. Round and rich on the palate without being heavy, the wine has considerable volume and breadth anchored and centered around richly textured dark fruit with an earthy edge. Lavender, wild sage, and cherry-cola flavors interweave themselves through the long, satisfying finish.