The 2015 shows typical varietal characteristics with dark plum, cherry, smoked meat and coffee notes. The palate is dry with medium tannins and notes of juicy cherry and cranberry. The 18 months of oak ageing has added a warm spice note. We suggest any red meat off the grill such as blue cheese stuffed burgers, artisanal sausages and roasted game meats. Decanting this wine for an hour or two before serving with enhance the tasting experience.