Inky purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has spice, oak and dark cherries. On the palate, cherries and chocolate. Seems like a fair amount of Merlot must be in this. A new estate for me. This is drinking well right now at 8 years from vintage. It has a fair amount of oak on it, so if that is an issue, let it cellar for a while. It should integrate in the next five years or so.