Tannat 2019

Hye Top Vineyards

Tasting Notes

Inky black red center with no rim variation. Rich plum, licorice, toasty notes on the nose, smoke, cardamom on the nose. Lots of silky tannins and a touch of bright acidity make for a flavor-loaded wine.

Winemaker's Notes

Tannat has rich color and can have harsh tannins, so we treated the fruit extra gently, resulting in a silky dense wine. The character was so dark on this wine that we did not inoculate for malolactic fermentation (95%+ of reds in the world undergo this), as it adds brightness to the dark intensity of this wine.

Production Notes

234.8 Cases

Cooperage Notes

Aged 18 months in 20% new French oak