Toasted Toad 2011 Tannat
Big blueberries. What am I talking about. Big fruit. At least that is the way it smells. Just when your nose has come to a conclusion about the personality of this rascal, you take a sip… Bamm! Role reversal.
Wow! Not big at all. In fact, it’s so gentle and so delicate. In my humble experience, Tannat seems like tough varietal to tame for many winemakers. Wonderfully done. Enjoyment. Guess who is taking one of these home. This guy right here!
(K&S Rating: 5 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “2011 Tannat – grapes sourced from Lodi. Tannat is one of the rare varietals in the US exhibiting a spicy range of flavors and aromas including cedar and white pepper with hints of cinnamon and star anise. This wine exhibits a nice medium color with a predominance of red fruits including raspberry and cherry. Notes from our barrel tasting panel: Holy crap! So yummy. Chocolate, berry. Fab color. So amazing. Bottle, bottle, bottle! Pairs well with Asian food, chicken, veal piccata or herb-crusted pork tenderloin.“