TASTING NOTES: Dark ruby in color and lighter hued toward the rim, this wine is highly aromatic with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit, vanilla and cinnamon spice with cedar, graphite, dried autumn leaf and licorice notes over an attractive toasted oak background. Dry, full-bodied with ripe, complex black fruit of cherry and blackcurrants layered with baking spice on the entry. The mid palate has continuing ripe fruit with savory dried leaf elements, cedar, anise, camphor and a bit of cocoa surrounded with firm, chewy tannins and sweet spice notes that add complexity as the palate evolves.
INFO: This is a Bordeaux Red Blend from Paso Robles, California on the Central Coast. This intense blend consists of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot. This wine is ideal for rich, full-flavored dishes, especially red meats that are grilled or braised.