This is maturing on a nice path is while not at peak, it is getting pretty gosh darn close. Purple in color with a ruby rim, opaque and bright. The nose is classic with boysenberries, char, black pepper and bacon fat. Medium to full bodied. Well balanced. On the palate, lots of boysenberry fruit with some black pepper and a bit of char. Long finish. This drinks well on its own and will also work with food. Cassoulet would be a classic pairing. Drink over the next seven to ten years.