Rich oak notes and hints of worn saddle weave through aromas of intense, yet inviting, dark fruit. The smooth mouthfeel quickly reveals Santa Rosa plum, ripe cherry, and mocha. Traces of violet, dark chocolate, coconut, and leather appear in the lingering finish, adding depth and interest. Supple tannins and buoyant acidity balance the delicious flavors.
This easy-sipping wine will pair well with a sausage-mushroom ragu over creamy polenta, or smoked brisket served with sautéed potato cakes and coffee-infused chocolate cake for dessert.