The nose exudes deep, ripe black and red berry fruits - blackberry, black raspberry, blueberry - as well as notes of earth and menthol. On the palate, it is earthy upfront, with black fruits following, and mellows into ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavors. It gets fuller and more complex as it sits in the glass. Medium to high acidity and equally medium ripe tannins make it well structured and well balanced. This is a full-flavored, robust red on the rustic side, at a nice price.