A dense ruby hue hints at the extracting of this young, intense wine. Rich aromas of black cherry, blueberry and blackberry syrup are followed by hints of toasted pecan, cocoa and crème de cassis. The palate is well-structured with firm tannins enveloped by flavors of dark berry and cherry fruit, cigar box, milk chocolate and cinnamon spice. Decant for 30 minutes to allow this youthful wine, comprised of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, to open up and show at its best.
This wine is a flavor bomb so pair it with the similarily concentrated flavors of wild game and classic sauces, long-simmered boeuf bourguignon and roasted leg of lamb. Age will certainly tame the exuberance of this wine but will make up for it with added complexity. In five to eight years, pour it alongside simply prepared meats and aged cheeses.