Opening saddle-leather, vaguely skunky aromas quickly pass. The lavish oak sits a little heavily on the berry-rhubarb fruit here. Still, an unusual mélange of chalk, vanilla, even mushroom accents peek through. On the tongue, the wine has a full, supple, even slightly chalky feel. Interesting, and tasty, though overtly cedary. If that's your style, you'll really enjoy this. Drink now–2008.