Purple/ruby in color. The nose has black cherries, black pepper and slight chocolate. Also some nutmeg. On the palate, this is very ripe and jammy. Lots of black cherry fruit and dried cherries. There is a lot of depth here. Mild tannins. For those who like big, fruity wines, this is it. For others, it might be a bit over the top. There is some acidity, however, it would take bold flavored foods to stand up to this. However, one glass, on its own is tasty as a cocktail. 15.9% Alc.