Tasting Note~ Color: Impressive deep bronze / burnished copper appearance Nose: The driest of Merlot, cherries, sweet vermouth. Some oak. Malty. Orange peel. Palate: Cherry wood bomb hit, with peppery spice all the way through the middle and finish. A sour, cinnamon spice middle profile. Oaky dry dark chocolate finish. Finish: long and rich body finished.