Purple in color. The nose is great with black raspberries, black pepper, slight charred meats and hints of bacon. On the palate, this is pretty ripe for St. Joseph but well with limits. Lovely, full texture. Lots of black raspberry fruit with underlying earth. Deep with layers that unwind in the glass. Still young but getting there. Needs bigger or spicy foods to match. Works well on its own. A bit expensive for a St. Joseph but well worth the $60 tariff release price.