Inky purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with black raspberries, spice and cedar. On the palate, ripe black raspberry fruit with a slight sour cherry note. Medium tannins. Long finish. This is a big wine but not over done. It is just starting to calm down a bit as it enters middle age. This is drinking well now and should continue to drink well for another seven to ten years. This would work well with Indian food including yellow curries.