A very consistent wine from vintage to vintage. This is a big wine that drinks more "new world'. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, char, spice, slight blueberries and a hint of roasted herbs. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is up-front and delicious. Lots of black cherry fruit with some smoke and spice. Long finish. This is drinking well now and should continue for another twenty years. Great on its own, this works well with big flavors. It can stand up to chorizo sausages.