Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has a lot of earthy barnyard, but also some cherries, macerated cherries and tea leaves. Medium bodied. Tart acidity. Firm tannins. On the palate, cherries with earthiness. Nice finish. Drinking well but the barnyard may be a bit much for some. Drink over the next five years. Better with food. Bistecca alla Fiorentina or other steak dishes should work well.