On the nose, distinctive aromas of spice. Dark purple in the glass, the spice shapes up on the initial attack and comes in with some plum flavors as well. Very ‘sharp’ tannins are intriguing, as well as tasty. The finish was long on this one and I really enjoyed it. I think it has good aging potential and will mellow in three years to be quite delicious. The wine is well made and warrants 90 points but for the price, I am giving it 3 stars. I would cellar some bottles and drink them with juicy NY Strip steaks and sauteed mushrooms.