We call Tannat one of our “spice rack” wines. It is a varietal that you add just a smidge of to bring added complexity, firm structure, and verve to a wine. Typically only every few vintages does it compel us to bottle it as a single variety. The decision as to whether to bottle the Tannat as a single varietal occurs at the final tasting session just prior to bottling season. We are stoked that the 2017 Tannat made the cut to warrant its own bottling again. It’s full-bodied yet approachable, with robust flavors of blackberry and plum, hints of smoky oak and spice, and a long, generous finish. We only grow about one acre of this esoteric varietal, hence our very small bottling of less than 200 cases. Get it while you can because if it’s half as popular as it is at our family gatherings, it’s going to go fast!