It rich, sweet, and chocolatey with notes of raisin, vanilla, and candied raspberry. For a nice counterpoint, try it with strong bleu cheese.
(From 1999 Vintage) A proprietary blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, Firebreak highlights the spicy fruitiness of Sangiovese with the depth and backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon. Sangiovese brings licorice and spice to this full-bodied and aromatic wine, while Cabernet contributes deep color and roundness on the palate. The name derives from the vineyard, a former brushy knoll scorched in a 1981 wildfire. Planted today to Sangiovese, the vineyard now serves as a deterrent to future fires.