Aromas of vibrant red cherry, red plum, and hints of spice and toast. On the palate, silky tannins combined with full cherry flavors, finish with a soft, round mouthfeel and subtle notes of earthiness.
The grapes for this wine were grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, which sits on a gravelly alluvial plain beneath the Santa Lucia mountain range. Cool winds from Monterey Bay ensure gradual ripening and development of vibrant flavors. The rocky soils allow excellent drainage, enhancing intensity and promoting balanced ripeness and acidity.
Food Pairing Notes:
Rare fillet steak and carpaccio, grilled lobster, brie, and milder blue cheeses.
Aging: 10 months 35% new French oak barrels