The aromas are open and expressive. They greet the nose with lavender and allspice, and are accented with cedar and graphite notes. The brilliant garnet color of this wine invites the first sip which coats the palate luxuriously. A soft, silky texture gives way to vibrant flavors of juicy red currants, sugar-coated baked plum crisp and ripe red cherries. The right balance of oak tannins firms up the texture of the soft, flavorful core. Complex enough to be great with food, this exceptional 2015 vintage is smooth enough to enjoy sipping on its own.