(From «nv» Vintage) Aromas of cassis and caramel rise and give way to earthy notes of black olive, black pepper, and truffles. Classic flavors of cassis and black cherry fill the mouth as notes of violets and vanilla linger on the finish.Enjoy this wine with braised short ribs on a cold winter's night or with a porcini and gorgonzola burger for you gourmet grillers.
As you savor this elegant blend, scores of different flavor notes emerge from the harmonious whole, like interweaving musical lines. In the nose, you’ll notice black cherries, red plums, and spicy notes of truffle, tea, and spice. Taste and more flavors emerge: raspberry, red currant, orange peel, a bit of cocoa powder and ginger. Fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity contribute to the rich mouth feel and carry through the perfumed cherry-vanilla finish. Pair with a holiday roast, an aged...
Wine SpectatorRating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/05