Ruby-red color with some depth, lighter edged with pale purple tints. The nose is tightly bound, a little shy in expression initially, with a fine core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit melded with dark herbs and spicy oak, along with complexing earthy detail. The aromatics build in intensity with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated core with gently packed flavors of dark-red berry fruit entwined with notes of spice, a little liquorice, dark herbs and subtle earthy elements. The fruit sweetness is balanced by light, supple tannin extraction and the acidity is integrated, providing background energy. The flavors recede a little on the finish. This is a gently packed Pinot Noir with dark red berry fruit flavors with some oak spice and subtle herb notes on a supple, light-textured palate.