COLOR: Opaque dark core with a silver of a medium purple ruby rim.
AROMA: Rich, ripe dark berry and black cherry fruit, smoky and savory elements layered with sweet spice, cedar and a little cracked black pepper.
PALATE: Full-bodied with mouth filling ripe, brambly blackberry and cherry fruit entry, the mid-palate shows savory toasty notes of sage, black pepper, smoked meats, toasty sweet vanilla and subtle eucalyptus accents. The finish is very long with gripping tannins that balance the assertive and complex flavors of this wine, bringing it all home in a clean and balanced way.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Perfect as an accompaniment to beef, pork or lamb grilled on an open fire, the 2013 SAVANT will really shine when herbs like rosemary or thyme are used and especially if garlic is involved.