This is a new producer for me, and it showed very well. Purple in color, some browning, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with red and black cherries, slight dried cherry note, and smoke. Medium bodied. Firm tannins. Good acidity. On the palate, lots of black cherry fruit. Interesting as it seems a bit old and not quite fully open at the same time. It does come together a bit with air. Good finish. I don't think the the tannins will ever resolve so best to east this with bigger or fatty foods. A nice beef stew with an Italian bent should be perfect. Drink over the next few years.