The quite lifted fruit aromas are well supported by spicy fruit and a small percentage of new, French oak barriques.
The beast has been released! This one hundred percent Tannat does not hold back, and neither should you. A bold, rich varietal that is making a name for itself in California is native to Uruguay; it is the dominant grape grown in the Basque region bordering Spain and France.
There are underlying characters of dark cherry with some green coffee bean, emulating the great Bordeaux wines of the Right Bank. This wine will look more intense than most Californian Merlots with structure of a more ‘international’ style. A fabulous food wine.
Once the cork is popped, ever so quietly of course, a myriad of dark rich fruit aromas burst from the glass. We normally recommend a few seconds of bouquet appreciation before the first sip, but for this wine, we just can’t wait. Texture and bubbles galore, with ever-lingering cherry, licorice, and red currant leave this wine a little hard to comprehend, but we know you can handle it.
Zinfandel is certainly a Californian favorite and to release one means it must meet all the expected criteria. This wine does that...and more.
Boasting a new world inspired blend of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Merlot, with two-hundred percent (we promise this is not a typo) new French and American oak; this is a wine that you can’t help but notice and enjoy.
A dazzling wine. Breathe in deeply the luscious floral bouquet followed with spices, cherry and red fruit flavors on the palate and a delicious lingering caramel taste to finish.
Our climate is perfect for Petit Verdot and the resulting wine is packed with powerful fruit and tannins. This is a sophisticated wine showing the unique juxtaposition of Petit Verdot – power and elegance.