Drop dead gorgeous wine. Still not quite fully mature but close. The only trouble with this wine is it get's drunk so quickly. A super crowd pleaser. Purple in color, slight ruby at the rime. The nose is great with black raspberries, black pepper, drilled meats and slight violets. Wonderful velvety texture. Great balance. Juicy black raspberry fruit with grilled meats underlying it on the palate. Long finish. Each gulp begets another. Works with hearty or spicy foods. Long finish. Just a superb wine.