Classic Northern Rhone style, the wine is a co-fermenation of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier.
Medium-bodied with an elegant mouthfeel, the smooth tannins are lifted by a hint of acidity. Aromas of violets and red cherry are followed on the palate by savoury notes of black olive, black cherry, vanilla and cinnamon. The wine lingers with the hallmark pepper notes on the long finish. This is a wine that is approachable now, but with great cellaring potential.
For cheeses, think soft and stinky to match the earthiness of the wine. For meats, roasted game, smoked baby back ribs, or even a blue cheese burger.