This wine has taken a long time to come around but it is now in a great drinking window. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, roasted meats, leather, slight floral notes and black pepper. On the palate, this is complex with juicy acidity. Black raspberries, charcoal, black pepper and slight roasted meats. Great texture. Long finish. Very food friendly especially spicy foods. It is close to peak and should stay here for 5 to 8 years or more.