This is still a bit on the young side but with a few hours of air, it drank well. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. Opaque and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, spice, minerals, black raspberries and smoke. On the palate, this is full bodied with a rich, lush texture. Lots of juicy black and red raspberries with underlying pepper, and earthiness. Good acidity. Deep with tight layers that unwind in the glass. Long finish. This needs about three to five more years until peak and should drink great for ten to fifteen more after that. It drinks great on its own and will work well with meats, stews and roasts.