Purple in color. The nose has cassis, dark chocolate, vanilla, sandalwood and slight blueberries. On the palate, there is a fair amount of oak on this. Spice and some burn from fresh cut lumber. But, also some excellent fruit showing as cassis and blueberries. Medium tannins. Long finish. Right now it is a good wine especially for those who don't mind a bit of oak. I would hold these as there is plenty of fruit to integrate with the oak over the next five years.