Gentle fermentation followed by fourteen months in French and American oak. Minimal filtration prior to bottling. Bright aromas of red stone fruit, summer roses and violets, with undertones of light smoke, vanilla, cinnamon and oak. This wine possesses good weight and fine structure. The flavors are on red berries and delicate spice. A gracefully balanced wine from this venerated variety. A versatile wine, it may be paired with many poultry dishes, red meats or soft ripened cheeses.