Tannat, Moon Mountain District, Estate Grown, 2016
An unusual varietal grape originating from the Madiran region of France, where it is locally known as the "black wine," Tannat is a dark, powerful, and sometimes pronouncedly tannic wine. The B. Wise Tannat thrives in the California sunshine and is somewhat more polished than its French cousins.
Dense, packed blackberry and blueberry fruits pour from the glass with sassafras and culinary herb notes. Further aromas of graphite, creosote, red earth, and chocolate envelope the dark cherry and berry fruits. This broad-shouldered Tannat has massive structure with mouth-coating tannins, yet remains fresh and lively. Available to Wine Club Members Only. 122 cases and 12 Magnums produced. Drink 2020–2030.