I sell this wine in my restaurant as my strongest recomendation for a red wine that will please everyone and still carries a very reasonable price. Goes great with any meat. Balances a fatty dish well. I sell it alongside fondue.
A real crowd-pleaser of a wine, from the inky extraction on the sides of the glass to the classic currant and cassis nose filled with plums, mint, spice and flavor. Smells like cinnamon toast soaked in a fruity Lalande-de-Pomerol. The palate is lush and round, yet has a nice balance of acidity, oak and tannins. More California in flavor with sweet spices such as cloves and cinnamon mixing with a healthy dose of kirsch. Tasty goodness.