Texas Tannat for the win! The Bending Branch Tannat.
Tannat from vineyards in Texas Hill Country and the Texas High Plains. The wine was aged for 20 months in oak.
Sample submitted for review. The Bending Branch Tannat has an SRP of $30 (Saturday Splurge) and is available around that price.
Progressive, respectful, passionate. Bending Branch Winery is 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.
Tannat is uniquely suited to the long, hot summers of Texas. With care and experience, it produced balanced, full-bodied red wines with power, structure, and complexity. Spicy aromas of warm sage and minerals lead to layers of juicy black raspberry, licorice, cocoa, and vanilla.
Comfort in a Bottle!
Produced and Bottled by Bending Branch Winery
The 2017 Bending Branch Tannat begins with a very pleasing aroma of ripe, dark berry fruit and violets plus a little vanilla and spice.
The wine tastes rich, juicy and delicious. This is a really nice, balanced example of this fantastic big, bold, full-bodied variety. It's a bit tannic as you would expect but really just downright good. It features great depth of flavor, well-integrated spice notes and even a bit of minerality under the fruit.
It ends dry, very long, juicy and savory. This is one of my favorite grapes and this example from Texas does the variety proud! I love it.