(From 2011 Vintage) Bright fruit aromas of Dansum plum and boysenberry mingle with holiday spices of cardamom, star anise, and dried lemon peel. Plum flavors extend to the palate along with ripe cherries and lots of spice notes. This wine has a focused body with intense forward fruit and a long spicy finish.
Pleasing bright cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors are balanced with a subtle earthiness and well-integrated oak. This wine is exceptionally versatile with food and can be enjoyed as much with a falafel or grilled tofu with a teriyaki sauce as with a rack of lamb or chicken braised in red wine.