Very full color; impenetrable black. Extracted, very oaky nose: molten raspberry chocolate cake. This is confirmed on the plate: full-bodied but dense, clumsy. Some tannin. Not much acidity. Forward. Overdone. Our friend Jeff says “think of this wine as a sixteen year old in a bikini”. We would put it another way: this is not wine we would want to meet later in bottle. Drink up.