Red and black currants, blackberries, creme de menthe, mocha, coffee, clove, black licorice, bay leaf, and herbs.  A lifted and long, juicy finish with plush florality.  Enjoy with: Braised short ribs, lamb burgers, and bacon-wrapped filets. Ripe cherries, minty licorice, and a touch of graphite show on the nose of this affordable price bottling. The palate is quite powerful with flavors of blackberry, spearmint, and tarragon, wrapped in filmy tannins.