Inky purple in the glass with noticeable stains on the side walls. Aromas of very ripe blackberry, charred oak, black cherry coulis, dark chocolate, a medicinal note (Oak?) and cracked pepper. Th palate is dry with medium acidity and high tannins. Full bodied and oozing with rich flavors of ripe black fruit and charred oak. The medicinal note I got is there as is the dark chocolate. The teeth staining tannins are very persistent throughout to a medium length finish. I love this varietal and really enjoy this winery- a winning combination that makes this a 92 point wine imho. You can find it for $53 online, making it a 4 star wine. I am pairing with Rib Roast and all the trimmings. Drink till 2030. Salut…..