Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as advertised despite the heavy bottle-aged, pruney and raisin flavors. There`s a sweetness in the texture that helps match up with acidity and a soft, sweet mousse. Big, fruity wine, with ripe tannins and a dense, concentrated character. It is developing well, still ripe, with black plum and a touch of bitter blackberry. The wine is ready to drink now, but it will also age for a few more years. This wine has an iron-like, peppery character that seems more like a dry Champagne than a Pinot Noir. But it`s very rich in black currants, with a spicy character that`s redolent of cedar and pepper. A great wine for food with barbecue. A Meritage that`s Built to Be aged, this is a lightly perfumed wine, with new wood flavors and tangy lemon zest.