Floral and aromatic with delicate tones of crushed violets & cassis. Red cherry, strawberry & fresh cranberry fruit. Resiny, with hints of spice cedarwood & notes of juniper, with just a hint of cocoa powder laced throughout. Velvety & rich in texture, with excellent structure and acidity. Stunning sweet fruit of crushed red raspberries, strawberries and red cherries, along with a touch of spiciness, earth and minerality. The mouthfeel is wonderfully balanced, plush and complex, with supple sweet tannins! The finish is velvety in texture & elegantly seductive, with hints of cocoa power and dark chocolate.
Sweet dusty tannins give the wine a beautiful, long polished finish, with flavors of rich cherries and chocolate!
Pair with Quail & Chicken dishes…to Roast Pork and Bone-In Rib Eye! Very versatile food wine!
The 2011 is poised, round, very sexy and seductive, with soft tannins, a lush, medium-bodied mouthfeel, and an evolved, complex nose of coffee beans, chocolate, strawberry jam and blackcurrants. Spicy and cedary, this wine seems fully mature and again, not likely to get better. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.