Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is tight at first but opens with air. Sweaty with a burnt note along with cherries and slight cola. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, sweet black cherry fruit. Deep. This drinks very easy but it has a complexity that should come out with age. This drinks well today and should continue for another ten to twelve years. Nice on its own, this will work well with food. Mushroom pizza would be a great match.