Purchased at the winery. Garnet in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, tea leaves, and coffee. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, bright cherry fruit. Plenty of depth. Layered. Underlying tobacco/forest floor notes. Long finish. This is nice on its own but better with food. A big plate of pasta is the obvious choice. Drink over the next five to eight years.