This wine has medium color, obvious berry like fruit, an undercurrent of vanilla from the oak barrels, and just enough astrigency to make it work with hearty foods. This is a casual wine to be drunk on a day-to-day basis. Dry red wines such as this like to be paired with meat, and just so all you vegetarians don't feel neglected, it'll complement a grilled mushroom nicely as well. As with all the Echelon wines, we have paid particular attention to balance and quaffability in this wine. These are wines that are meant to be consumed young.