2016 Napa Valley
This wine's dense, dark garnet hue beckons you to dive deep into the nose as it opens with hints of Peruvian peppercorn and pencil shavings. Upon taking time to breathe in the glass, notes of raspberry, graphite, and hot Earth are revealed. On the palate, the raspberry aromatic evolves first into bramble and secondarily into framboise liqeur, filling the mouth with its dense body. As the wine slowly recedes, a beautiful rose water essence is revealed, leaving one wanting more.
This wine pairs very well with a gourmet burger, eggplant Moussaka or a wild Ragu with Fettuccine and foraged mushrooms with shaved Reggiano Parmesan.