2017 Tannat Port, Newsom Vineyards
The 2017 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.
Texas High Plains
September 11, 2017
Silver – 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Food Pairing Notes
Stilton cheese, crème brûlée, dark chocolate almonds, cheesecake