Deep ruby/purple with black hue at the core and moderately stained tears on the glass. Very aromatic with ripe black, red cherry and blackcurrant fruit, vanilla and cinnamon spice with cedar, autumn leaves, oak, graphite, red licorice and cocoa. Full bodied with ripe red and black fruit and baking spice on entry with oak and dusty tobacco notes joining on the mid-palate and balanced acidity keeping things elegant and fresh. The finish is long and complex with mouth filling, fine tannins, lingering cherry fruit, barrel spice and oak with subtle floral notes. Full bodied but lively and complex on the palate, the 2017 JUSTIFICATION is a versatile food pairing wine to a wide range of dishes from herb crusted pork loin roasted with root vegetables, a pan seared duck breast, or a filet mignon with a thyme and red wine sauce.