This big, tasty, and complex red wine is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, and 10% Merlot. Deep ruby color. Strong legs in the glass. Cherries, cassis, spice, mocha java flavor and aroma associations. Enjoyable now, but has the structure to support at least a decade of aging. Grade: A-/A
I served it with Filet Mignon with Truffled Mushroom Ragoût. Unusually, I almost exactly tracked the recipe. The only major change was replacing the cream with crème fraîche. Roasted fingerling potatoes and sauteed spinach (with garlic) rounded out the meal. Highly recommended.