The moderate temperature changes on top of the mountain, due to the terroir and diurnal shifts, result in wines with massive—but soft—tannins. The ample aromas of wild blue and blackberries are layered over aromas that hint of minerals and hot, dusty rocks. Aging this wine in 43% new French oak brings in toasty, smoky aromas with a touch of cinnamon, dark chocolate and dusty cocoa. The mouth feel is of a big wine with signifcant, but soft, tannins, finishing long and balanced overall. The wine is definitely young at the time of these notes. The aging potential should be very good— it can easily age for 10 or more years.