For a little taste of France in a California wine, this Y Rousseau Tannat is a good choice. This wine is great to enjoy and share all year long and especially now while spending more time inside with loved ones!
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA.
Winery: Y. Rousseau Wines.
Grape: 90% Tannat, 10% Syrah.
Tannat: A red wine grape, also used to make Armagnac and full bodied rosé. Tannat tastes range from red to black fruit with a decent dose of black licorice, vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso, and smoke alongside a signature note of cardamom and brown spices.
Syrah: Also known as Shiraz, this is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah are influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates, tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium-plus to high levels of tannins and notes of blackberry, mint and black pepper.
Palate: Voluptuous, fresh, juicy with silky tannins, and a long finish.
Aroma: The nose is pure, showing ripe blueberries and violet flower along with additional savory notes of black olives and cured meats.
Pairing: This is a great wine to pair with lasagna, venison, Boeuf Bourguignon, eggplant parmesan, cassoulet and juicy burgers.
Production: Three days cold soaked, fermented at 78-85 degrees F, aged for 18 months in 35% new French oak barrels (500 l).
Temperature: Drink at 60°F-65°F.