The pairing: Meats like grilled steaks or braised meats like beef bourguignonne, duck, lamb stew, pork like BBQ ribs.
The nose: Intense aromas of black fruit like blackberries, black plums, black currant and black cherries, spices like Herbs of Provence, and baking spices and vanilla.
The palate: Intense black fruit, yet nicely balanced and complex with baking spices, lavender, and a hint of vanilla, leather, cedar and smoke with a long commanding finish.
- Appellation: Lodi, CA
- Composition: 100% Syrah
- Sourcing: Abba Vineyard
- Production: 77 cases
- Aging: 21 months in medium toast French Oak (30% new)
- Alcohol: 15.1%
- TA: 0.5625g/100ml
- pH: 3.63
- Residual Sugar: 0.10