Single barrel of Tannat, selected as the top barrel of the vintage, as well as for differences in the secondary and tertiary flavors as a result of its aging in Virginia Oak. Our first vintage of a Tannat varietal, this wine showcases both the exceptional 2019 vintage and Tannat’s potential as the premier variety in Virginia.
This wine presents dark red fruits on the nose, which follow through on the front palate. Full bodied, the concentrated red fruit flavors are followed by a mild feeling of sweetness and notes of vanilla on the mid palate, and finishes with a slightly tart astringency and lingering tannins. American Oak influence is apparent, but not dominating and contributes greatly to the mouthfeel and finish. An ideal accompaniment to prime rib and other cuts of beef, including hamburger.