Dark purple color, its midnight in a glass. I get aromas of dark cherries, plum, canned mushrooms, poblano peppers and top soil, subtle leather satchel with a hint of green peppercorn. Lot's of American Oak. Flavors of smokey campfire, pea gravel, plum and oak. A little gamey on the finish. It's like someone unloaded several rounds of buckshot into a oak barrel of plums and then set the damn thing on fire. That's what's in this bottle. Serious Heat, too much oak, tart acidity and medium dry tannins.