Deep ruby/purple in color. The nose has black cherries, spice and slight earthiness. The palate matches the nose. This wine is juicy with bigger tannins for a Pinot Noir. Ripe fruit. Good acidity. This is a big Pinot and will work well on its own. It was need some bigger food than some traditional Pinot matching foods but should work great with stews and meat dishes or heavy sauces. It may still get better and will definitely mature. Drink or hold now or in ten years.