Sturdy and ripe, with beautiful purple-brick color, this is a wine with great pairing potential for lamb or other grilled meats. Black fruit on the nose has interesting accents of water chestnuts, or maybe bamboo shoots. Juicy blackberry and tobacco flavors are front and center in the mouth, and continue on through the finish.
At 90% Cabernet, this wine is pitch black in color, with mustard seed, leather and violets making up the intriguing bouquet. Black cherry is the predominant flavor on the juicy, acid-packed palate. The finish is quite dry, with ample oak and beefy tannins.