Idle Hour WInery - 2016 Tannat
Tannat is a favorite variety of winemaker Anna Marie Dos Remedios, who has sourced it from Heringer for several years now. The familiarity shows, with a gentle coaxing of full expression evident. Bright blackberry and spiced plum flood the nose and the mouth, with notes of cedar chest and vanilla adding interest. Delicious!
A Platinum Award Winner at the 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition.
The Tannat grape finds its main home in the Southwest France. There, it is used to make full-bodied, rustic and brambly reds, according to our Tannat Wine Reviews. Over the last several decades, Tannat has broadened its horizons and is now grown and vinified in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States. In fact, it has become the most prominent and widely grown varietal in Uruguay and is used in every style from fortified reds to sweet rosés. However, in examining our Tannat Wine Ratings, it is the dry red wine style of Tannat that is held in the highest regard. Depending on where the wine is made and the amount of oak aging.
Idle Hour Winery's 2016 Tannat
This is a beautiful full-bodied red with delightful blackberry and dark plumb on the nose and the palate. The Tannat has gripping tannin, beautiful blackberry, dried fruit, black plum, and dark chocolate. This is wonderfully structured wine and it would pair well with dishes with high protein and rich in fat.
About Idle Hour Winery
Idle Hour Winery produces Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Touriga Nacional. You will enjoy these local wines, noticing that each wine is different than the other. You can experience the character and subtlety each variety can offer while showcasing the differences between each vintage. The wines are gently produced in small lots with sustainably grown grapes, using gravity flow and other traditional methods.
Anna Marie partnered with Deb Payne and together, they decided to relocate the winery to Oakhurst, making Idle Hour Winery the first winery in this small town, which is just outside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. They also own and operate the Queen’s Inn by the River, a happily situated 8-room inn and wine bar & beer garden located on the same property as Idle Hour Winery with the Fresno River running along the edge of the property.
h our Tannat Online Buying Guide. You can visit Queen’s Inn by the River and enjoy the local handcrafted wines of Idle Hour Winery.
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