Tantalize Melange 2018

Tantalize Melange 2018

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.


Tasting Notes

A brilliant, intense, almost dark purple color. The cornerstone on which this vintage is built is its great aromatic purity. Black fruit and wild cherry notes come bursting to the fore, while the oak is already completely integrated.

The initial reaction on the palate is suave, while the smooth, round and enveloping tannins are cashmere-like in texture.

The finish, thanks to the homogenously high quality of the Cabernet Franc, displays notes of spice and menthol, together with lovely freshness and tension.

Structured by well-softened tannin the finish is soft, both warm and fresh. This wine is very powerful and concentrated


Production Notes

Cases produced = 600. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.


Winemaker Notes

Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon (14%), Cabernet Franc (21%) and Merlot (65%), it is unfailingly balanced, thanks to its remarkable freshness. The composition is similar to respected Right Bank Bordeaux blends from .Château Beauregard in Pomerol or Château Angélus in St. Emilion.


Climate

The 2018 season was seamless with heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set.

Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions as the fruit developed flavor complexity, approaching maturity with gradual increases in sugar levels, reaching optimal balance of brix and pH levels at harvest.


Cooperage Notes

Matured in French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.


StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationSonoma County
VarietalBordeaux Blend
Alcohol14.80%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2020-07-27
Drinkable2021 - 2028