The 2008 is admittedly the first vintage of the Red C that caught my attention. Deep purple in color with notes of blackberry and cherry on the nose. On the palate, tons of black fruit, licorice, and hints of raspberry followed by spicy oak. Tannins are in full force and the finish is long and spicy. Drink it now if you enjoy an in-your-face experience or wait for the wine to mellow a bit over the next year. Either way, enjoy!