On the palate it is silky soft, gently malted and buttery, incredibly round and mouth-filling, and bite-free.
If Armagnac is missing from a cabinet full of bourbon, this will be a revelation.
A good match for a grilled dinner like flank steak or ribeye.
Though you can drink this now, it would be better to wait 1-5 years.
"I think in 10 years, Santa Barbara County is going to be better known for Cab than Pinot," he says. "Because that's where the money is. Around the world, Cab is still king."
Simple meat courses such as filet mignon or pork loin are good pairings that will enhance the flavors of the wine.
Here’s a good reason to use that decanter you’ve been meaning to try.
Drink this wine with stuffed flounder, letting the zingy acidity cut through the rich crab and sauce.