Central Valley. Molina vineyards.
French oak for 10 months.
Ruby red with violet hues.
Complex on the nose, characterized by black-fruit notes such as plum and berries, melded with spicy notes such as pepper, hints of vanilla and chocolate; finally there are subtle mint notes, enhancing freshness.
Good volume and structure on the palate. Smooth, ripe tannins that give for an enjoyable, persistent finish.
Meats, well-seasoned foods, cheese, and home-made stews.