Tannat, a relatively rare varietal in California, is historically grown in the Madiran region of southwest France. It is acclaimed to be the key to one’s longevity, with the Madirans boasting the longest lives in the region — nearly twice the national average. With high tannin levels, this firm structured wine has the ability to age for decades and was produced in the time honored fashion of extended barrel aging.
Our 2013 Badd Pony Tannat radiates a winemaker’s understated talents and unquestionable authority. $35