The wine was settled in a stainless steel tank and then racked (decanted). It was aged for 10 months in 40% new French medium- toasted oak in addition to small amount of American and Eastern European oak for complexity. At this level the vanilla and toffee flavors of the barrel do not overpower the delicate spearmint and strawberry of this varietal.
The deep red velvet color and notes of cedar, spearmint, lilacs and dark chocolate make this an elegant and complex wine. This is an excellent choice to pair with oregano-rubbed leg of lamb,braised pork shank, or blackened sea bass.