So glad to be able to review this as a bottle last week was not that good. This one was much better and more what should be expected. Bad bottles do happen. Deep salmon pink in color, but not as deep as the prior bottle (heat damage?). The nose has cherries and light rhubarb. On the palate, this is clean, dry and no bitterness. Persistent cherries on the palate. Good acidity. Nice finish. Worked well with food. Nice bottle. In retrospect, that first bottle was probably damaged in shipping at some point.