In the glass, the color is very dark and alluring. You will find aromas of dark cherry, plum and a slight mossy smell. On the palate you will get big ripe red fruit, a touch of mocha and earth. This wine is 100% Barbera grapes and of course Preston is a certified organic winery. It went wonderfully with our pasta and would also pair nicely with roasted or grilled meats. I cellared this wine for several years and it probably could have gone another few years and matured even more. If you have a chance to visit the winery or purchase one of their wines, I highly recommend it!