The 2016 "Cadence" displays an opaque, dark purple-black core with hints of magenta on the rim. The nose is enticing and powerful, showing off intoxicating liqeur notes of creme de cassis and kirsch, alongside ripe black cherry, blackberries, fresh-picked violets, cacao, baking spices, vanilla and coffee bean, tobacco leaf, and crushed stones. The palate is full-bodied and mouth coating with immense layers of dark fruit that are unabashedly rich and ripe. All this is balanced by waves of persisting freshness and a touch of acidity that keeps it from entering a sappy/cloying territory. Enjoy now or let is age over the next 5-7 years.