This is a deep garnet red wine, that is med/full bodied, has medium acidity, and soft tannins. On the nose, some earthy tones are noticed, and balance with some black cherries and plum. On the palate, earthy nuances are initially recognized, along with cocoa, ripened strawberries and a touch of spice. Overall this wine has bold and elegant characters. It is well balanced and ready to drink.

Cheese Fontina, Gruyere, Swiss, Stilton, Blue cheese, Teriyaki or char-siu glazes and it also pairs well with combinations of meat and fruit (lamb with apricots, duck with prunes, chicken breast served with a sauce of raisins, orange zest, and pine nuts). Robata-grilled beef with rice and black mushrooms, and Coffee crusted prime rib of beef with roasted fingerling potatoes