Due to a heavy amount of Brettanomyces, this is a love it or hate it wine. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has a ton of barnyard along with boysenberries and char. Full bodied. Mature. On the palate, a few people that tasted this called it "chunky". Not sure what that means but it is very earthy with some black raspberry fruit. Good balance. Having had three bottles now, the cleaner the bottle the better the wine, but I enjoyed them all. Complex. Deep. Drink over the next five to ten years maybe longer for well stored bottles. It does work well with heavier dishes such as braised short ribs.