Vivid ruby. Smoky cherry and blackberry preserve aromas show good clarity; licorice and vanilla nuances add complexity. Lush and creamy on the palate, offering gently sweet boysenberry and floral pastille flavors and a spicy hint of cracked pepper that builds in the glass. The smoke and vanilla qualities come back on the finish, which is framed by supple, even tannins. 89-90 points.