The wine's color when young is often compared to that of garnet, frequently being much lighter than that of other red wines. Aromas of raspberries, strawberries, black cherries, with hints of violets and spice. This excellent wine is rich and complex, but also relatively light. The tannins are well-integrated and lead to a long, silky smooth finish.
The wine's acidity frames it nicely and will pair well with a number of dishes including pork, chicken, beef and game.