Appearance: Garnet. Aroma: Blackberry and plum with hints of violets on the nose. Balsam pine forest floor. Vanilla bean. Flavors: Plum and rose water. Star anise, cardamom, and vanilla. Mouth Feel: Soft velvety beginning, medium weight mid-palate. Soft skin tannins on the finish. Food Pairing: Grilled rack of lamb or seared pork chop. Tagliatelle with pork sausage and roasted red peppers. Italian spare ribs with lemon and salt.