This was very good, but given the price (around $100), quite disappointing. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is earthy with some funk and meaty tones. Also some black raspberries. On the palate, this has a sour cherry note. It is not to dissimilar for red cherry soda with a bit or sweetness to match the sour fruit. Medium bodied. An almost aquarium note, so perhaps this was poorly stored during shipment (the storage on the receiving end was fine). In any event, it was good with a northern Rhone, cooler climate quality to it with sour cherry fruit. Would work with food.