On the nose: aromas of ripe plums, figs, violets, cocoa, cedar, white pepper, earthiness, spice box laced with cinnamon and clove. On the palate: juicy blackberry, more plums and a hint of sweet cranberry. The round fruity mid-palate is followed by a mouthwatering acidity and touches of cured meats. Smooth, clean, elegant, and crisp, with flavors of cherry plum throughout the lingering finish.
More expressive than 2008, our 2009 VIADER “Black Label” would pair nicely with charcuterie-inspired dishes like prosciutto-wrapped baked Black Mission figs, for example. Try it at home!
WINEMAKING CONSULTANT: Michel Rolland