Any time you get to try a Schrader wine it is a great night. But, when you go to a friends house and see this open, well, it doesn't get much luckier than that. Inky purple in color. The nose is great with cassis, blueberries, charcoal, spice and slight graphite. On the palate, this is precise and tight. It opens slowly in the glass with firm tannins. Cassis and blueberries carry thru but it seems bottomless. This needs a long decant or better yet a decade in the cellar. It is delicious now but so much upside. Long finish. It makes a wonderful cocktail but with some patience, this will go great with heavier meat dishes. Although, it is delicious right now.