Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, slight bacon fact, black olives and slight violets. On the palate, this is drinking well. Not yet at peak, but getting there. Some depth. Great balance. Black raspberries, slight char and a bit or earthiness. Good acidity. Long finish. This has a bit more fruit than a "typical" St. Joseph but still shows a nice sense of place. Should be good for a decade or more. Around $25 on release, a great value. A Fass Import wine.