Light green/gold in color. The nose is tight at first but opens quickly. Showing dust, slight vanilla and lemons. With air, more of the oak shows as fresh cut lumber. It has a slightly oily texture which is very nice. On the palate, more red apples. As the oak subsides a bit with air, the depth and complexity take front stage. This is really deep and complex and even at age 7, still needs a bit more time to get to peak though it is drinking well right now. The finish is a bit sweet and very long. This should go well with a wide variety of foods and in this case was perfect with a Beet Tartare dish.