Nose: Very interesting nose -- smoky embers, sandstone, and sweet plums.
Mouth: Soft and broadly-flavored, but lacking just a tad of concentration in the mid-palate. Flavors of sweet cassis and plum fruit, with iodine and a pleasant, slightly bitter earthy component.
Was very nice with pasta in a rich sauce that included tomatoes, garlic, prosciutto, soppressata, fresh mozzarella, and lots of herbs.
Cellar or drink? Drink over the next year or so.
Price/store: Was $13 and change at Spec's on Smith.