Compared to the 2010 Verna's, this seems to be a bit more elegant with more depth. Both are great though. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, leather, grilled meats and white pepper. On the palate, this has lots of energy. Unwinds into layers in the glass of fruit and earth. Good acidity. Long finish. This will continue to improve for a while. If drinking now, give it some air.