Some wines are built for drinking alone. This is not one of those wines. Big and round with enough alcohol to aid loose lips, it has more than enough complexity to take the stage when the requisite lull in conversation occurs. A sophisticated social lubricant - equally suited to a tête-à-tête with friends, with lovers and especially with your best enemies.
The nose is all Caldwell – big and lifted and even a little slutty… er… expansive. The wine is young and so, upon release, it seems a bit reserved - though not without a full spectrum of flavors which include blueberries, black cherry, red licorice, plum and bold spice. Big, integrated fruit and oak tannins and bright acidity make it a great dining companion. Ours sang alongside beef Bourguignon.