UPDATE: the longer we have this open, the more the flavors and scents reveal themselves. i'm not sure i smell the plums, but there are definitely berries, and i think this largely has to do with the fact that it is nearing room temperature. the tannins are slight, and the acidity is much lower than when it was first opened; i'm unsure of the ideal food pairing since it was chilled when i had it with the pesto chicken. but suffice it to say, i'd try this again -- if i made sure not to cool it down first. greg said it's getting a little better, but it's still "OK."