This was consumed over two days and distinctly better on Day 2. Purple in color. On Day 1, there is a lot of oak showing. The fruit is tight. On Day 2, the nose has nice cassis with spice and underlying char. On the palate, medium tannins. They integrate on Day 2 with nice cassis, black cherries and char. Some level of complexity. This needs a couple of years in the cellar. The difference between day 1 and day 2 was probably 3 points in terms of accessibility, complexity and friendliness. For a wine that retails for $40, show some patience. Might even have more upside to it in the future.