Tasting Notes: Aromas of fresh pencil shavings, tobacco and red currants. Flavors of leather, sweet lavender and fig with a long gripping finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Smoked cheddar cheese, eggplant, barbeque pork, grilled lamb or steak
Retail Price: $ 40
Vintage Year: Other than a late spring frost that caused minimal damage in some areas, the growing season was great. A two-week long warm spell mid-September ripened grapes fast, leading to a cool and dry harvest.
Winemaking Methods: Handpicked grapes, 100% stainless steel fermentation, malolactic fermentation, oak aged, fined, cold stabilized and filtered.
Blend: 100% Tannat
Bottling Date: 3/5/2019
Cases Produced: 72
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Harvest Date: 10/5/2017
Harvest Brix: 22.3
Residual Sugar: 0%
Alcohol at Bottling: 12.1%
Oak usage: One year in 66% 1yr old and 34% 2yr old French oak barrels