A bold, extracted and dense wine, with ripe, black-blue fruits at the core interwoven with savory notes of smoked meat. While masculine in style, this wine features a wonderful tension that exists between ripeness, natural acidity and the grapes' inherent tannin structure. The end result is a wine that's powerful, yet balanced. Grilled red meats will make an effective pairing.
Recipe PairingsGrilled Lamb Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce
Clarksburg, California, United States
Grilled Red Meats
China drinks the most red wine in the world by volume. Per capita, though, the most wine-soaked country is The Vatican.