Purchased off a store shelf, pop and pour. Inky purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, charcoal, a slight floral note and with air some roasted meats. On the palate, this is leaner bodied. Slight tannins. Black raspberry fruit with some earthiness. The wine is drinking well already and doesn't seem like it will get much better. It is very good right now though. It will work great with stews and casseroles. Drink over the next five to seven years.