This is a classic Southern Rhone style blend but, from grapes grown in a cooler climate. The result is a more elegant expression of this type of wine. The aromas show wild cherry, hard spice with hints of smoked meat and lavender. It is medium bodied and goes well with the same kinds of foods that you would serve with Pinot Noir…grilled salmon comes to mind! It has great balance and will benefit nicely from 8-15 years of bottle age.