Medium ruby red. The nose is high-toned, mixing a few oaky notes above a deep but hard to get at sweet base. The texture is pretty good with some density. The acidity is forward and although a match for the slightly grainy, drying tannin seems initially a little unbalanced. Improves with time, the nose is a little more fruit driven, but still skinny. The palate never completely evens out but becomes quite acceptable with food. Most likely not a long term wine as it needs more density to go with the structure.