Garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, cherries, char, slight bramble and spice. Medium to full bodied. Nice acidity. Light tannins. On the palate, this is tasty. Lovely texture. Black cherries, cherries and some char and spice. Good finish. This is very drinkable. Young, but open. Drink over the next seven to ten years. Great on its own, this will work well with ribs or a burger off the grill.