Opened while watching the Cleveland Browns lose again. I needed something strong that wouldn't make me try to hard. While this fit the bill, in fact, this will be a couple or few points better in a five years. Purple inc olor. The nose has black raspberries, white pepper, slight roasted meats and spice. On the palate, black raspberries and roasted meats carry thru. A bit of spice. Deep but tightly packed. Juicy acidity. Delicious. Nice finish.