The nose explodes with dark cherries, cranberries and fresh raspberries backed by subtlenutmeg and cinnamon spices. Underlying truffles and meaty, wet earth and mushroomnotes add complexity. The juicy palate displays fresh berries with a slippery, rich andslightly tart finish. The perfect match for chargrilled quail and rosemary, or Peking duckpancakes.
The 2008 season, with long, warm summer days and cool nights, produced fruit withideal ripeness and sugar balance. Vineyard sites were selected for their high diurnaltemperature range, resulting in wines with high natural acidity and low pH. All fruit washand harvested.