Region: Central Coast, California
Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90 points
A bouquet bursting with notes of dark fruit and hints of spice leads into a structured palate of bright plum, boysenberry, and cherry. The initial fruitiness is complemented by alluring notes of vanilla cream and rich cacao. Expansive flavors and balanced tannins carry through to the smooth, lavish finish.
The robust flavors are a great complement to braised short ribs, mushroom stroganoff, or a charred gruyere burger.