Tantalize Melange 2017
A Bordeaux style blended wine that will Tantalize your senses.
This Tantalize will tease your taste buds, tormenting them by presenting something desirable and continually keeping it at the edge of your taste senses.
A lovely ruby color, this wine is permeated with harmonious oak notes and is floral and fruity on the nose.
Tantalize is a voluptuous Bordeaux style wine with very complex Cabernet-provided dark berry flavors, truffle, cassis and cedar notes combined with soft, sensuous qualities from the Merlot included in the blend.
This wine is remarkably concentrated—one of the benefits of the prolonged drought—and needed time for its imposing tannic structure to round out and soften.
Tantalize is pure silk and velvet textures, drinking very well on release due to the wines softness but don’t let that fool you into thinking it will not improve with age - if you can keep it till 2027 - Ha!
Cases produced = 540. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon (72%) and Merlot (28%), it is dense, powerful and lingering on the palate, yet unfailingly balanced, thanks to its remarkable freshness.
This 2017 Tantalize is a classic Bordeaux blend similar to Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Laland a left bank from Pauillac and one of fourteen Deuxièmes Crus - Second Growths - in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
The Cabernet Sauvignon from our Estate at the Home Ranch, our Chalk Hill Cabernet vineyard and our Sonoma Mountain Cabernet vineyard blended with our Estate Merlot.
The wines in the blend are the fruit of a rigorous selection process. The three Cabs from three completely different sub-appellations really pushed the boundaries of complexity while the Merlot brought the whole blend together as a beautiful wine that will excite your senses.
ClimateThe 2017 harvest wrapped up following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought. Temperatures cooled in mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing red grapes to ripen gradually producing good quality for the 2017 vintage. While October wildfires in Napa and Sonoma made headlines, vineyards and wineries were not significantly affected.
Matured in French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.