Sumptuous and complex with big forward fruit aromas of Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, blueberry and plum accented with mineral and anise notes, toasty oak, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a lifted note of cedar. The nose mimics the the palate with a rich and focused entry that continues to build with additional exposure to air. Structured sweet tannins will provide aging for a solid decade.
Recipe PairingsTuscan-Style Steak with Crispy Potatoes
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, North Coast, California, United States
Most people think Champagne can only be made of the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. But Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris can be used as well – yet they comprise less than .05% of all grapevines in the region.