Other Red Varieties other than above-mentioned classes () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older
APPEARANCE: A deep, dark wine with a wonderful purple hue and a rich ruby rim.
NOSE: Supple aromas of plum, black berries and soft French oak. This wine develops beautifully in the glass. The intense fruit aromas are wonderfully balanced with hints of vanilla and nutmeg. As this wine opens up with decanting and generous swirling in the glass, the complexity, and versatility of the bouquet boggle the mind.
PALATE: This is a full-bodied and very rich wine. Dark fruit flavors coupled beautifully with subtle dark chocolate and licorice spice. The rich tannins with a seamless acidity is a combination that treats the mid-palate and carries on seamlessly to a long and lasting finish. As formidable as this wine is, it is also soft and inviting to any wine lover.
This bold wine drinks well on its own but pairs beautifully with rich dishes such as lamb roast or ribeye steak with a creamy mushroom or pepper sauce. It also works well with dark chocolate desserts.