(one-third new oak): Dark red-ruby color. Ripe black cherry and dark chocolate on the nose. Silky on entry, then nicely round for Fixin, with its flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and bitter chocolate given shape by well-integrated acidity; shows slightly medicinal kirsch character. The tannins arrive late and build, while remaining harmonious and supple. Production was 38 hectoliters per hectare, as there was little frost here.