The pairing: Meats like grilled steaks like prime rib or braised meats like short ribs, gamey meats like duck, lamb stew, bacon blue cheese bison burger and pork like BBQ ribs.
The nose: Intense aromas of rich black fruit like black cherries, black plums and black currant with floral like lavender and violet with baking spices and vanilla.
The palate: Upfront, there is an intense ripe black fruit, yet nicely balanced. This is followed baking spices, a hint of vanilla, leather, cedar, white pepper and smoke with a long commanding finish.
- Appellation: Lodi, CA
- Composition: 100% Syrah
- Sourcing: Abba Vineyard
- Production: less than 60 cases
- Aging: 9 months in medium toast French Oak (30% new)
- Alcohol: 15.3%
- TA: 0.6g/100ml
- pH: 3.6
- Residual Sugar: 0.10