Ruby/purple in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is earthy/sweaty socks along with cherries and slight anise. Medium bodied. Light tannins. Lovely texture. On the palate, cherries and tea leaves. Good acidity. Nice finish. There is a nice depth as well. Nice on its own, but better with food. Drink over the next five to eight years. It would work well with Braised meat and pasta.