Exhibiting exceptional balance, this wine opens with aromas of chocolate covered coffee bean and a touch of cassis balanced by vanilla, pepper and mineral. The mouthfeel is sensuous, round and supple, with ripe tannins draped in velvet. Sumptuous to drink now, this wine will mature gracefully with time in the cellar.
Distinctive meat dishes with earthy or nutty flavor components are a perfect accompaniment to the luscious flavors in this wine. Try it with grilled lamb and a porcini sauce, beef tenderloin with winter vegetables and a red wine reduction sauce, or a New York steak with gorgonzola walnut butter. For cheese pairings, try Camembert, aged Jack or Parmesan cheese.