This was my favorite of the Gaia lineup tasted. Purple in color, ruby at the edges, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has plums, slight cherries, slighter cranberries with char. Firm tannins. Nice texture. Nice balance. On the palate, this is very concentrated. Plums and dark cherries with some underlying char and earth. Long finish. Delicious wine. Great value. This drinks well on its own and will work well with roasted chicken or meats. Drink over the next five to eight years.