This was a couple of steps better than the 2017. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, some raspberries, a bit of bramble and spice. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this is drinking youthfully but delicious. Light tannins. Black cherries and some cherry fruit with a bit of baking spice and a bit of black pepper on the finish. Great on it own, this would work well with grilled meats or fowl. Drink over the next seven to ten years.