Inky purple in color. The nose has clay, black cherries and is young and vibrant. On the palate, there is a black olive quality that made me think Syrah (though I don't know if there is any blended in). Also black cherries with some spice. Medium tannins. This is a big wine. It is fresh, lively and delicious. In a tasting of Spanish Tempranillo's this was thrown in blind and was my favorite. Great on its own but will work with bigger foods. Easily has a decade left and probably more.