The 2008 19 Block Cuvée is Cabernet Sauvignon-based, layered with Malbec, Merlot and Syrah to produce a wine with pronounced fruit characteristics. Aromas of black cherry compote
and ripe plum are accentuated with hints of vanilla and cardamom. A silky mouthfeel of cassis and milk chocolate leads into an immensely satisfying and lengthy finish.
The layers of flavor in this wine pair well with complex foods, including braised or grilled
meats like lamb, pork or duck; spring or sweet onions; earthy flavors such as mushrooms,
eggplant and fennel; harder cheeses with salt crystals such as Bravo Farms Silver Mountain or
Beecher's Flagship Reserve.