2016 Saddleback Three T's
Unique Red Blend of 50% Tannat - 25% Teroldego - 25% Tempranillo
Composed of three "hot-weather grapes" (varietals that thrive in hot, dry climates), we have here a masculine, robust red wine blend that delivers a brisk nose of heather, brambles and just-ripe plums then blooms on the palate with a full-bodied richness and flavors of spice, tobacco, and plush black currant. Consider each varietal and the layer it adds: Tannat -- dark tannins with brambleberry and coffee notes, Teroldego -- another dark, red-fruit varietal, dense in barely sweet flavor, and finally the red noble Tempranillo -- loaded with Latin spice that rounds up with a sweet hint of tobacco and Cabernet-like fruit. Pair with a juicy burger topped with sweet Maui onion; smoked or cured hams: parma, ibirico, chorizo, Jamon serrano; grilled or charred anything. Or, relax, find a reclined chair and a cigar, and use your best wine glass to swirl and sip. Only 175 cases produced.