A deep ruby tone in the glass, the wine displays notes of black fruits and cassis over an aromatic fabric of iron, clove, graphite, cedar and balsam. Dense and layered in texture, the palate shows ripe and juicy black fruit tannins woven into a monolith of structure. Through the richness, an integrated freshness and streak of minerality invigorates the wine towards a sustained and powerful finish. For near term consumption, a decant will allow the wine to show its full depth. The Hamels have Wisconsin roots, which this wine honors.