Our Monarch 2017 Tannat comes from Lodi, California. Its dark, deep color is one of the attributes of this varietal. After you lose yourself in its beautiful dark robe, you will also find a rich nose filled with raspberry, blackberry and cherry flavors. Later, intense toasted oak aromas appear all the way to the finish. This dry red wine displays a lot of strength in the attack. Big tannins are present but then taper off toward the end, becoming more refined and almost silky. Besides a hint of acidity for balance, notes of spice and pepper come forward in the finish.
This medium-intensity wine is perfect paired with ravioli or lasagna, grilled tuna fish, chicken or roasted pork. Try it with the featured recipe: Rosemary Roasted Chicken.