Intense shining Bordeaux in color. The wine displays strong aromas of berry, blueberry and cassis on a background of vanilla and toasted oak characters, along with a slight hint of butter. A full-bodied wine with a velvety texture and a long, pleasurable finish.
The wine underwent 14-21 days of fermentation on skins at 86º F / 30º C as well as full malolactic fermentation, and aged 16 months in French oak barrels.
Best served at 64° F / 18° C, the wine is an excellent complement to richly flavored dishes including juicy beef cutlets, broiled sirloin steak and veal osso buco.
Store in a cold, dark area. This wine has been stored optimally and can be drunk immediately or within the next year or two.