This 2008 Inspire is from our own Dry Creek Valley vineyards exhibiting a bouquet of haunting interest. A wonderful dark ruby color with a breathtaking sensual aroma offering an immediately pleasant sweet black fruit transforming to a dark plum flavor. Similar in flavor and intensity to some of the best Bordeaux but distinctly riper and slightly less tannic, this wine is extremely food friendly and will enhance the enjoyment of many dishes. Soft enough to caress foods like eggplant or mushrooms but with sufficient power to pair against a New York or T-Bone steak, Inspire has our signature food-friendly qualities that will please the most discriminating wine lover.
NOTE: This wine has now exceeded our recommended bottle age period - if you still have one in your cellar, allow it to come to room temperature, carefully remove the cork and decant, without any splashing or bubbles. Taste immediately then let sit for 30 minutes and taste again. Continue tasting every 30 minutes until the wine is too good to wait any longer or until the wine is gone or the taster has fallen asleep. - Enjoy, Bill