6 Months in 35% new French oak is used, with a medium toast level, which contributes a delicate toasty vanilla character to the wine without masking the abundant fruit. Severe selection criteria and master blending show in the final product, which showcases a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and strawberry. Additionally, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine. This wine is ready to drink now and will continue to develop complexity over the next three to four years.
It pairs well with charcuterie, gumbo or grilled steak.