Purple ruby. Pleasant berry aromas. Peppery out of the gate (the shiraz leads this dance) and then the cab's mild tannins appear. Overall nice and smooth with a mid length finish. Some heat on the end reflects the higher alcohol content. A nice solo act but it also excelled sharing the bill with italian sausage brochette brushed with an olive oil/balsamic sauce. Grip it n' sip it! April 2013.