The 1998 Cabernet Syrah features smoky aromas with rich plum notes and hints of Provençale herbs. Supple cassis, plum and licorice flavors merge with integrated nuances of French oak. A soft, inviting texture finishes with ripe, silky tannins.
Firestone Vineyard's 1998 Cabernet Syrah is an excellent match for rack of lamb, gourmet sausages and venison, as well as red pasta sauces and grilled eggplant. It also appeals to hard cheeses, particularly Stilton and aged cheddar.