Purple in color with ruby hues, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, smoke and spice. Full bodied. Medium tannins. This has a lovely satiny but muscular texture. On the palate, this is deep with black cherry fruit, slight tobacco and char. Good acidity. This drinks well now but is still a bit young. It should drink well for another ten to fifteen years. It is nice on its own but would be nice with a Wild Mushroom dish or other earthy foods.