Varietals: Touriga Nacional, Tannat, Lagrein
Vineyards: Pomar Junction, Haar Family, Santa Ynez Vineyard
Regions: El Pomar & Adelaida Districts, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County & Happy Canyon AVA, Santa Barbara County, CA
Based on our original Coalition’s use of Touriga Nacional as the main character. Touriga’s distinctive and pronounced fruit/floral/spicy note merges perfectly with Tannat and Lagrein’s powerful dark fruit and structure combining to make a wine with tremendous character. Aged in 25% new French oak adds layers to the bass tones in this blend. The structure indicates significant age worthiness but is a great hedonistic drink at the moment.
Last Date Tasted: December, 2022
Color: Dark purple/red
Nose: Touriga bomb, blueberry, toasty, marshmallow/vanillin, Islay scotch, Dr. Pepper
Mouth: Dense, full bodied, rich, great acidity, spicy bramble, chewy tannin, black cherry/plummy fruit, toasty oak.
Decant for: 1-2 hours
Pair with: BBQ brisket, spice encrusted prime beef, lamb or beef tostadas
Drinkability: Drink now through 2032