With its brilliant garnet color, this wine displays balance, grace, and the most velvety of textures. The palate mirrors the lively nose with initial fruits of strawberry and cranberry intermixed with blood orange and sandalwood. The fruit concentrates on the midpalate somewhat, revealing notes of cherry pie and tea. The palate is especially bright and expansive, with a silken texture. It finishes with a light, understated grip, and moves backward through the finish. The finish continues to evolve toward more earthen and mineral notes, as it coats the entire palate and continues to reveal new aromas.