Our typical winemaking style for red wines is a warm fermentation followed by pressing and racking. The wine then goes to Oak barrels and generally spends 18-20 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels. While most people are not familiar with this variety, once we get them to taste the wine they are converts for life. This wine is a mouthful of pleasure: lots of fruit, medium tannins and a long lingering finish. We would recommend some cellar time for this wine if only to allow all of the great aromas and flavors properly meld.
This is a very versatile red wine. You can serve it with a variety of traditional foods such as Beef Wellington, grilled steaks, or a bowl of beef stew. Or try something new like grilled Salmon, an assortment of cheeses or rack of spring lamb.