The nearly opaque color of the Papera immediately intrigues the senses. The nose is stunning with brooding elements of loganberry and boysenberry, and an exotic element of India ink. Beneath the fruit are beautifully integrated notes of vanilla, nut spices and hints of anise, fennel, and underbrush. The palate is equally exciting and is driven by the refreshing acidity through the finish. Blackberry cobbler and blood orange peel are interlaced with star anise and cocoa powder flavors. The tannins are robust in this wine but seamlessly integrate within the architecture of this outstanding effort.