Bright garnet wine with bright garnet hues give way to a lifted fruit driven nose alive with brandied Bing cherry, strawberry preserve and mulled blueberry nuances adding to light sage and mulling spices. The palate is clean, light to medium bodied with all the lovely red berry notes coming through here too, plus a touch of additional dried tobacco and mild earthiness. The acidity is restrained as is the influence of oak. The dry finish leaves the palate cleansed. Enjoy with grilled meats and veggies, ratatouille, burgers (smothered with blue cheese), tomato sauces, pastas, stews, eggplant, patés and even dark chocolate. Likely perfect with a fireplace, your mate and a quiet night in.