"The nose reminds us of a white pepper and nicoise olive inflected meat sauce, perhaps after braising a leg of lamb. Thyme, tarragon and sage provide an herbal edge and gives lift. The palate adds lead and graphite flavors to huckleberry and dark sour cherry fruit flavors. The wine is focused and has some texture but is not fat or heavy. The soft tannins provide delineation and structure and bode well for what will happen in the next 10-15 years in the bottle."