Saturated garnet color with a plummy, earthy fragrance stained by ripe red fruits. A whiff of tomato leaf mingles with its barrel toastiness, and the body has a spicy kick, almost jalapeño, jazzing tart cranberry fruit. Blackened tannins add gritty minerals to the finish. Serve with roasted pork, aged cheeses, pepper-seared steak.
13.5% abv | $35 (sample) | 120 cases made