Panache Lane Bodacious, a perennial crowd favorite, returns. This sweet red wine blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Petit Verdot, 8% Petite Sirah and 5% Muscat displays a dark, rich color. In the nose, it reveals deep, ripe fruits, like raspberry, wild strawberry, black cherry and black currant. It has a very inviting nose, or as the French say “gourmand,” meaning a greedy nose. In the finish, there are aromas of coffee, light smoke and toasted oak. There is some intensity in the attack and a good amount of tannins. Bodacious is pleasant and fluid with fresh red fruit characters and some acidity, which is a gauge of ageability.
Try it with roasted chicken, pork tenderloin or beef stew. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas.