2018 Wackman Brothers Tannat
Bold and balanced with earthy notes, caramel, and refined tannins.
This varietal is rarely seen as a 100% single varietal, making it an exceptional collector opportunity.
Only 50 cases made.
Our new 2018 vintage of our Wackman Brothers Tannat features three grain silos. One of them is still standing to this day and can be found in front of the vineyards by the Wackman Barn. The silos were part of the Wackman Brothers lives since they were kids, where they spent many days shoveling grain. The silos signify the three brothers and the strong relationship between them. The 2018 Tannat is a bold wine with deep tannins, rich dark colors, and well balanced—the perfect metaphor for the brothers who are bold in their business and in life.
This Tannat was grown on our specially selected block in our Estate vineyards. We prioritize the use of organic practices incorporated with elements that enhance our vineyard sustainability such as introducing four more bee boxes added to our Estate this year and a block dedicated entirely to high output solar panels.
For our reserve wines, our winemaker, fifth generation Michael (Mike) Wackman, dedicates both his highest attention and creativity. Mike created these wines to represent the personality of each of his brothers. This Tannat, is crushed in a traditional, hand wound basket press. This creates optimal extraction, for concentrated brilliantly poised wines. All of our wines are produced with minimal intervention. While our winemaker and team dedicate the greatest level of care to crafting a unique identity in each of our wines, we stand by the principles of minimizing additives such as sulfites and never adding sugar or acids. All of our wines are produced in small lots, with our reserve wines being produced in minute quantities. With our Tannat, we aged the wine in neutral French oak, to poise our Estate fruit as the focal point to our wines with an additional elegance provided by the oak.