Purple in color. The nose is very tight. With air, black raspberry jam and some spice. On the palate, this has a lot of black raspberry fruit but the finish is a bit clipped. Soft texture. OK finish. This is a very solid wine, but it is having some trouble ageing. It retailed for $70 on release and was probably a bit better back then. Perhaps some slow airing will give it some time to come together. It needs big meat dishes for food pairings.