The massive, ripe flavors are beautifully balanced with nice acidity and gorgeous aromas. This is a vintage that will improve for over a decade, or possibly even two, with cool cellaring.
The initial aromatics show bright Cabernet Franc spice notes of cinnamon, anise and pink peppercorn. A blast of pretty plum fruit and firm tannins boasts a well-rounded mouthfeel with hints of subtle oak toast and dusty earth. Pair this bold red wine with smoked ribeye for the ultimate luxury.