2017 Quaker Run Tannat
Winemaker Note: This is the first time we have bottled a varietal Tannat, and though we used most of the Quaker Run Tannat for blending purposes, we wanted to bottle a small amount to show what this singular grape variety can do at Quaker Run in a hot, dry vintage like 2017. The short answer is that it gets very ripe. This is certainly in the running for the most powerful concentrated wine we have made. We co-fermented with some Cabernet Franc from Quaker Run in an attempt to temper the wine, but honestly there is no holding this wine back. While much of our work tends toward subtlety, we’re embracing the gutsy nature of the grape and vintage, and we look forward to doing it again.
Description: The aromas are wild, heady and full of ripe, dark fruit. On the palate the flavors are driven by ripe blackberry, strawberry confit, and toasted sage. The wine is rich and powerful, but with supple, broad tannins building out the mid-palate and elongating the finish.