Named after Jensen's neighbor, Stephan Asseo of L'Aventure, the 2009 My Favorite Neighbor boasts gorgeous depth and seemingly endless layers of fruit to match an impeccable, polished personality that is absolutely irresistible. The 2009 is 25% each Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot plus 12.5% each Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
Dark purple ink with heavy, glass coating viscosity. Dark fruit, diesel soot, cedar and chocolate on the nose. Rich and full bodied with young, dark berries, mocha, coffee, smoke and oak on the palate. Mouth coating, tight, chalky tannin. Long and dense finish with loads of dark chocolate. Showing well now and I imagine will get better with age.