This wine has a deep red satin color that fills the glass. The nose is Hugh! I mean you can smell this wine before you even have it poured. This wine has a large amount of fruit on the nose. Blackberry, strawberry, cherry, and a hint of forest floor. Some of the same are mirrored on the palate. Blackberry, vanilla, cherry, and a little tobacco. The tannins are soft, but well layered throughout the mouth. This would be great with a steak, lamb, hamburger, or lasagna.