This wine is a great example of the maturity of Stoller Vineyards these days, with an emphasis on the full-bodied reds from a ripe year. The spice and fruit complement each other nicely, with highlights of clove and nutmeg all the way to cinnamon hard candies. Dark, yet bright fruits such as plum and cherry are ever-present, and a mix of dark chocolate and cigar box put finishing touches on the wine for the evening.
This could be a meal in itself, but we recommend sharing it with others and pairing with an appropriate holiday meal. The silky tannins and amazing length may as well have come from a ribbon around your favorite gift this year.