Nose

cherry and black fruit highlighting ripe fruit aromas, underlain with briar and sweet oak.

Palate

Good acidity adds brightness, followed by a rich, plush mouthfeel and polished, elegant tannins. Fruit, oak and acidity are in excellent balance, creating a mouth-filling wine, with great texture, depth and concentration, and a long finish.

Aging

12 months in 50% French oak, 50% American, 50% new

Appearance

This wine is a deep, blue-tinted ruby in color

Food Pairing

This wine will pair well with flavored foods such as cassoulet, rubbed, smoked ribs or grilled lamb