Aromas of sweet vanilla and pie spice layered over black cherries dominate the nose, accompanied by cassis, red plum and a savory touch of sarsaparilla root.
The round, rich entry builds quickly to a full structured mouthfeel with consistent acidity. There is a clean, elegant progression of ripe black cherry, black currant, and juicy dark plum, finishing with clove and vanilla, a hint of marzipan and a trickle of cherry juice. The big structure of this wine should have it drinking well into 2040 or beyond.
22 months in barrel; 14 months in bottle before release
Dense deep purple
A well-marbled rib-eye simply seasoned and grilled over a wood fire should be a near-perfect companion for this big red wine. If meat isn’t for you, this wine will also pair beautifully with a rich wild mushroom risotto.