Heady scents of ripe summer strawberries make a lovely first impression, while hints of crushed violets and sweet dried herbs resonate on the nose. Refined and nuanced, the mouthfeel softens as layers of cherry fruit are wrapped in a comforting blanket of pipe tobacco and worn leather. The firm, yet lingering finish is perfectly balanced with touches of baking spices, fragrant fruit and earth tones. Pair with swiss chard ravioli with sage butter sauce or mushrooms sautéed with garlic and wine.
This wine is smooth and mellow, easygoing in texture and nicely ripe in flavor. It has a rather soft mouthfeel and light tannins.
Notes of forest floor accent the dried berry and currant flavors. The taut finish features minerally snap, with hints of white pepper. Drink now. 150,000 cases made.