Fairly deep garnet/ruby color and a lovely floral/berry nose. A veritable bowl of mixed red and black fruits on the palate. If you're looking for earthiness or spice, this is not the wine for you, but the fruit aspect was so deep and had so many facets, it still seemed quite complex and interesting, not to mention exceedingly luxurious and hedonistic. Great mouthfeel. Definitely ready to drink. I actually enjoyed this more than an '04 Kanzler I had this summer, which was still rather tannic. The fruit aspect of this wine reminded me of an '02 Sea Smoke Ten, but veering a bit more toward red fruits (especially sweet strawberry), whereas the Ten leaned a bit more toward black fruit.
In a field of some very tough competition, at least two tasters considered this one of their top 1-or-2 wines of the night.