Style: The bouquet is rich with dark fruits, cinnamon, clove and toasty oak flavors. The wine is juicy on the palate with blackcurrant and blackberry flavors prominent, accented by roasted almonds, vanilla and hazelnuts, finishing long with fine, firm tannins.
Sourcing: Premium wine growing regions throughout California, including Mendocino, Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Food pairings: The complex flavor of this wine complements just about any well-seasoned meat such as beef, pork, or lamb, followed by an indulgent dessert or espresso.
Wine EnthusiastSweet-seeming oak and ripe berry flavors meld together nicely in this full-bodied, firmly structured wine. It has aromas like wood smoke and grilled beef and flavors like blackberry jam. Slightly drying tannins keep it lively.