2016 ReZerve Tannat
This globe-trotting varietal was originally grown in the south of France, but now firmly entrenched in Uruguay. Tannat appears now to have found a home in the well-drained, sun drenched soils of Northern California. A wine of immense structure, concentration and power that begins with a perfumy aromatics of cherry blossoms, wild herbs and sagebrush leading to mid palate impressions of black fruits, dried cranberries with hints of black pepper and wild herbs and even a touch of anise. Lush and mouth filling, soft and velvety, this offering ends with a warm, dry, and lingering finish. Best paired with soft ripe cheeses, braised short ribs and the classic beef Wellington, this relative newcomer is always sure to impress in any setting.