Velvety yet sturdy, showing nuance and complexity, even though still youthfully tight. The dark cherry, cinnamon and violet bouquet, and the more plummy, even mouth with its semisweet chocolate accents are solid and pleasing. Time is needed, though, to smooth out some tart notes and still-edgy tannins. The dusty cocoa and sour cherry close is dry, long and tight. Drink 2003-2007.