Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has macerated cherries with a slight Burgundy funk. This wine is still youthful and needs some time to develop. it unwinds slowly in the glass as the nose gets more pronounced. On the palate, there are slight tannins. Nice red cherry fruit. Deep but needs air/time to show its complexity. With air a nice spice quality comes out on the finish. This wine really begs for food and should pair nicely with a wide variety of foods. It should peak in about five more years and be good for a decade after that.