This is very young and hopefully a few years in the cellar shows some improvement. It is a good wine right now and presents itself in a more Northern Rhone style. Inky purple in color. The nose is spicy with slight green notes and some black raspberries. That spicy quality carries thru to the palate along with some tart red cherry fruit. Light tannins. A tangy finish. Strong acidity that really needs some fatty foods to work with it. It was not helped by being in the same lineup as some more warmer climate, riper Syrahs.