Hye Top Vineyards
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.
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.
Aged 18 months in 20% new French oak