The 2013 growing season was nearly perfect and very similar to the great 2012, delivering bright and fruity aromas and deep dark color with a bit higher than normal acidity, suggesting better affinity with food. The main aromas and flavors are of dark cherry, plums, a bit of black licorice and herbs. The new oak barrels contribute a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast. On the mouth the wine is almost heavy but balancing the acidity and the tannins well for such a young wine. This wine will age well and will reward your patience if stored well in the next 3-6 years.