207 cases produced. 2017 Fall Release.
JebDunnuck regional report. 95 Points.
The 2014 Tsundere is an interesting blend of 51% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Tannat that spent 18 months in 228- and 300-liter barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. I remember tasting the first vintage of this cuvée, which has always been a bruiser, but in 2014 it shows another level of polish and finesse, with lots of black and blue fruits, crushed violets, earth and hints of leafy herbs aromas and flavors. Deep, rich, and concentrated, with building tannin, this full-bodied powerhouse is going to have a long life.
Winemakers Comments: Less than traditional estate blend. Lush savory notes from Syrah, herbal undertones and deep fruit from Cab., red fruit and tannin structure from Tannat. Amazing balance and depth to ejoy with a decant young or with up to a decade or more in the cellar.
Vinification: 100% destemmed, small open top fermentors, cold maceration 7 days, native yeast, punch downs, on skins for 4 to 5 weeks and basket pressed at dryness. Aged in 228L and 300L French oak barrels of which 70% were new. Blended at bottling and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Additional bottle age of 16 months prior to a Fall 2017 release.