70% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec. Medium, ruby color. Aromas of violets, rose, black plum, black cherry, black currant, blueberry, bramble, toast, earth, and char. Continuing flavors of boysenberry, spice, black peppercorn, chocolate, and pencil shavings. This is a dry, with medium plus acidity, body, and intensity of flavors. Bold but velvety, well integrated tannins offer and elegant structure. Satisficing lingering, bramble, compote, finish.
Food Pairing: Slow-roasted barbecue pork or, Tex-Mex Trinity (garlic, cumin, and black pepper), hard cheese – cheddar, asiago, pecorino, parmesan