Very dark and high toned. Ripe fruit is evident in the cherry jam aromas that are typical of the appelation. Brilliant ruby-red color. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of black raspberry and cherry-cola, with a smoky nuance gaining strength in the glass. Sappy, incisive dark berry flavors take a brighter turn with air, picking up notes of bitter cherry and candied rose. The vanilla note comes back on the finish, which shows excellent clarity, supple tannins and lingering sweetness.
||Santa Lucia Highlands