In this smooth, easy drinking and cranberry-colored cab, the aroma and flavor closely mimic each other. The nose is faint, but a bit of moist, upturned earth can be detected, along with a touch of pepper. In addition to those flavors, fruit becomes more apparent on the palate, with black currant and dark cherry. Licorice arrives late to this medium-dry party. Tannin almost forgot to show up, but overall the balance is harmonious.