Elegant, "restrained" style. Aromatic flavors of cherry, blackcurrant, fennel and spicy cedar marry together with hints of roasted coffee, violets and sweet vanillin oak. An accessible wine with the structure and concentration for future cellaring.
Suggested food pairing: grilled or roasted meats - lamb, duck, beef and game. An excellent accompaniment to any roasted meat dish and mildly spicy or fusion dishes.
"A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by reluctant aromatics, which, with aeration, reveal notes of damp earth, underbrush, resiny pine forest, black currants, and berries. The palate offers savory flavors of berries, plums, black currants, earth, and spice box. Exhibiting medium to full body, supple tannin, a judicious touch of oak, and a long finish, it gains in stature and quality with each sip."
The Wine Advocate