Garnet w/ pinkish rim. Ripe cherries and strawberries that almost have a strawberry rubarb pie appeal. My son said pen ink and I quite agree. The nose follows through with touches of spice and lavander. Soft and lush palate with rich, nicely integrated cherries and blueberries that meld beautifully with dark ripe tannins. I look forward to trying this again a few years down the road.