Aromatics of the wine unfold with tea leaf, black fruit and leather. Spices also wrap around the nose while on the palate suggestions of currant, blackberry and rhubarb evolve, becoming a spice rack of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. A touch of vanilla mingles with more earthy notes of tobacco leaf and cigar box. As the wine opens up, the tannins—while present—integrate into the finish.
Pair with grilled ribeye with mushroom and thyme gravy-topped mashed potatoes.
Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.