With a deep magenta hue, fruit forward aromas leap from the glass with blackberry cobbler, ripe red cherries, milk chocolate, smooth leather and a touch of white pepper. Similar in fashion, the palate boasts flavors of raspberry jam and ripe red plums surrounded by a juicy acidity. The finish is round and lasting, driven by a complex oak spice.
The 2019 growing season began about two weeks earlier than usual. The Russian River Valley experienced some rain during flowering, followed by cool temperatures that allowed grapes to mature gradually. Fruit ripened at lower sugars, thanks to the extended cool growing season which produced wines full of flavor, fresh acidity and balance.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this juicy red wine with a variety of hard and richly
flavored cheeses, barbecued short ribs with a spicy rub or a hearty spinach and ricotta cannelloni.