Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, blueberries, spice, slight grilled meats and black pepper. On the palate, this is a bit more restrained than I expected but still outstanding. Black raspberries, blueberries, and slight earthiness. With air some charred earth as well. Nice texture. Some complexity. Enough acidity to work with hearty foods. Good finish. There is plenty of fruit and slight tannins; this seems like it might improve or it might just age out. Either way it easily has a decade or more left.