Purple in color. The nose is deep with black raspberries, blood and grilled meats. Some vanilla and spice and black pepper. On the palate, this is deep and tight. Delicious. Black raspberries. Plenty of tannins. Long finish. This is quite young and tight but it has bold black raspberry fruit. Probably should hold for a few more years and then drink over the next decade plus. Impressive. This retails for around $55 which is a fair price.