It is Casillero del Diablo’s most famous variety, and Decanter magazine called its 2005 vintage the best of the planet. It features intense aromas of cherries and plum with a touch of vanilla and toast. It has the most body of all red varieties and is elegant and ideal with red meats such as beef with black pepper sauce.
APPELLATION – Central Valley.
SOIL – Riverbench, benchland and hillside associated soils.
AGEING – Aged in American oak barrels.
COLOUR – Red and intense red ruby.
NOSE – Gorgeous and lovely bright cherry, blackcurrant and dark plum with toasted
PALATE – Medium bodied with silky tannins and long, ripe fruit and berry aftertaste,
with impressive balance of fruit and polished tannins.
FOOD PAIRING – Red meats, spicy dishes and ripe cheeses such as Gruyere or blue cheese.