Dark purple, almost black color. Aromas of mincemeat, allspice, mint, menthol and dried black berry with hints of black licorice and creamed corn. The entry is full bodied and somewhat astringent with flavors of dark fruits, menthol, mincemeat and toast. It finishes very long with a solid tannic backbone. This is a wild, complex, “savage” Cab that will definitely mellow on the palate (but not aromatically) over the next 10 to 20 years and seems to constantly change with every sniff and taste.