Bending Branch Winery, Tannat 2017, Newsom Vineyards, Texas High Plains, Texas
Tasting Note: A Texas Tannat that is teaming with concentrated, brooding, black fruit that sings.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, black plum, dried cherry, boysenberry, black olive, raspberry and hibiscus.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied tannat, has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, medium-plus-tannin ultimately completing with a long finish.
There is midpalate complexity coupled with restraint.
This wine is pleasingly varietally correct without being overwhelming as some tannat can be.
Truly a tannat treat.
Bottle Note: Progressive, respectful, passionate. Bending Branch Winery is driven by tradition and innovation, Old World technique and groundbreaking technology. The goal is simple and clear: to make the very best wines possible from the finest grapes in Texas. Bending Branch Winery Tannat from Newsom Vineyards, one of the oldest and most respected growers in the Texas High Plains AVA, leads with heady aromas of menthol over strawberry and white peppercorns. The robust palate of sour cherry, smoky blackberry and dried cranberry is laced with cinnamon and toasty tobacco leaf. Complex, grown-up, and worthy of the best your grill can offer. -Robert W. Young, MD Winemaker. Comfort in a bottle!
Tasting Date: October 11, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.