2016 Tannat Port, Newsom Vineyards
The 2016 Tannat from Newsom Vineyards is rich in cherry-tinged fruit and grippy tannins wrapped in scents of vanilla and cola. Fortification with Bending Branch brandy distilled from our own Texas wines arrests fermentation, preserving residual sugar and augmenting alcohol.
Viscous raspberry pie and dates laced with cinnamon dominate the palate. Rich, sweet, and intense, the robust character of Tannat shines through. Fortified wines achieve intensity unique in the world of wine, balancing high residual sugar and alcohol with a backbone of refreshing acidity.