Inky purple-black in color. Aromas of cafe viennoise swirled up with melted black licorice, menthol, and black currants are intense and appealing. On the palate, there is a salty and deeply savory note to the sassafras, black currant, blackberry, licorice root, star anise, spice, and scorched earth flavors. Needs time, but this holds lots of promise, and with an hour in the decanter, this generous offering from Mt. Vedder Winery sings beautifully. Drink 2018 - 2033+.