Rich magenta hue in the glass. The nose opens with abundant floral notes of hibiscus, dried rose petals, and violet followed by fruit notes of black plum, blackberry, and dried orange peels. The nose finishes with fresh-cut wood/sawdust, fir balsam, and a hint of tangy soy/umami. Medium-plus palate layered with bramble fruit up front, leading into dried herbs, exotic spices, and dusty earth. Long finish with well-balanced acid and tannins.
Pair with smoky pork ribs with a side of portobello mushrooms stuffed with roasted tomatoes and red peppers.