This is a pretty big Pinot. It is also delicious. Purple/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose seems to have some volatile acidity. Not an issue but might be worrisome with some age. Other than that it has a very pretty cherry liqueur nose. On the palate, lots of black cherries. A bit of root beer. Full bodied. A bit of sweet alcohol but not hot or warm. That sweetness is especially evident on the finish. This is the kind of Pinot that is delicious on its own. Would be perfect on the deck next to a summer fire. It will work with big foods or BBQ.