Earth and spice. Saffron. Violets and creamy vanilla. Dark succulent berries, and the dark-as-night purple that comes along with them. So elegant, with tannins so velvety, I almost slid off my chair. I swear I heard Billie Holiday playing in the background when they were actually playing Rihanna’s ridiculously annoying new song. And that’s the mark of a truly fabulous wine ― it transports you to a way better place where they play way better music, and you’re still thinking about it days after. The wine, that is, not the music.