Purple/ruby in color. The nose is dusty with cherries. Soft texture. On the palate, black cherries with some spice. Soft texture. It is drinking well now with some depth. This is a more Bordeaux-esque style of Zin. For those who are looking for something more refined and not jammy, this fits the bill. Works with a wide variety of foods. Probably should be consumed in the next six years.