Flavors like blackberry jam and black pepper make a nice match in this full-bodied broad-textured wine made mostly from Bordeaux varietals with 22% Petite Sirah added. It tastes rich and smooth, and is concentrated enough for a lingering finish. The ornate label features a surprising yet alarming portrait of George Washington with the face of a French bulldog that belongs to winery owner Jean-Charles Boisset. Jim Gordon
Bottle Size750 ml
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