This wine’s richness of perfume and structure reveal the blend’s higher percentage of grapes from the renowned FAY vineyard. The nose is filled with the fragrance of violets, raspberries, rosemary, and truffle, with a core of black plum. More black fruit blossoms on the palate, yielding flavors of black cherry and a touch of cassis, shot through with a delicate overtone of vanilla. The firm tannins carry through to a satisfyingly spicy finish.
This beautifully balanced wine will marry well with both traditional holiday favorites, such as rare prime rib and roast turkey, and less obvious pairings including seared ahi or swordfish with a savory shallot sauce or a rich white truffle risotto.