90 Points, Tasting Panel - Complex aromas of
beet root, sandalwood, and cassis. The mouthfeel is soothed with silky tannins and the flavor profile is a virtual spice cabinet of tarragon, clove, basil, dill, and cardamom with a cherry-oaked, marshmallow finish.
Deep garnet in color, this wine bursts with aromas of sweetened cranberry, cassis, toasted marshmallow, charred dill
and roasted red pepper. The aroma is smoky, complex and inviting. On the palate are notes of tart raspberry, spring cherry, and crunchy plum, leading to toffee and fresh roasted Arabica coffee beans, followed by dill, sage and lime zest. The finish is smooth with hints of smoke, cocoa, and unsweetened dried coconut.
With bright acidity and savory notes, this is a food pairing wine. It pairs well with Gnocchi Bolognese and a side of broccoli rabe, smoked chicken over a kale salad with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts
and tangerine vinaigrette or seared beef and asparagus tips in an oyster sauce over jasmine rice.