Garnet in color, translucent. Initial aromas of cherry cola/cherry candy, maple syrup and subtle spice. On the palate, light-to-medium-bodied, spicy cherry/ raspberry with leather, nutmeg and herbal notes. Tannins are present but moderated by the mouthwatering, tangy cherry fruit.
White pizza or risotto with wild mushrooms sautéed with herbs would be terrific paired with this light-bodied, spicy, mouthwatering red. Vegetarian dishes with hearty flavors would also work, such as farro risotto or roasted eggplant, or for the carnivore, pork tenderloin or duck breast with a pan reduction. A liberal hand with fresh and dried herbs in any dish will echo the herbal notes in this wine.