Dark ruby-violet color. Ripe vanilla-blackberry jam aromas with hints of black pepper. Medium-full bodied flavors, with bold peppery-spicy dark chocolate-accents. Moderate yet firm, ripe tannins, balanced with good acidity add structure and youthful vigor. A gutsy wine that is more "brambly" than previous versions, this Beauzeaux is no joke, however, and would be great with BBQ, and all kinds of grilled meats. The Zinfandel is more noticeable in this year's wine, as is the black pepper of the Petite Sirah. Drink now - four years.