Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. Great nose! Black raspberries, grilled meats, black pepper and spice. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is delicious. Black raspberry fruit with underlying char. Lovely texture. Long finish. This is drinking well now and should drink well for another ten to fifteen years. Great on its own, this would be a nice wine with grilled meats or sausages. Terrific value.