Lively nose, but deeper and denser than we expect from Red Dog in vintages past. The nose is dominated with boysenberry, raspberry, rose hips, and subtle tangerine notes followed by deeper aromas of tea, cedar, and hints of forest floor. Spice notes of lavender, hibiscus and sage, the fruit expands in the glass and fills the palate with fresh pomegranate, cherry, and mandarin. It opens slowly in the glass providing evidence of great things to come. This is a very lively wine that surprises the palate from beginning to end. Drink at release or 5 - 7 years plus.