Purple/ruby in color. The nose has black cherries with a lot of fresh cut oak. Also some clay and baking spices. Full bodied. Juicy fruit on the palate. The heavy oak carries thru to the palate. Thick tannins. Nice black cherry fruit with slight chocolate notes. Moderate finish. This needs some time to sort out but should come together in about three years and drink well for ten more after that. If drinking now, give it a nice decant. A nice wine for a steak or roast. Nice value.