Robust, yet intriguing, this red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc has just the right amount of fruit, oak and acidity to remain balanced. On the palate, flavors of black cherry and black plum are interwoven with notes of coffee bean and dried herbs. While toasty oak nuances are prominently displayed, they are well-integrated and complementary, rather than overpowering. Delicious on its own, this wine would also be a delightful accompaniment for herb-crusted leg of lamb.
Recipe PairingsGrilled Leg of Lamb, Sam's Way
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, United States
Leg Of Lamb
Grilled Red Meats
Cabernet Sauvingon, considered one of the world's most noble and popular grapes, is actually a genetic cross of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc that likely occured by accident in the 17th century. DNA tests confirmed the variety's origins in 1996.