Jeb Dunnuck - 94 Points
Based on 48% Syrah, 34% Petite Sirah, and the rest Graciano, the inky hued 2018 TATS has a beautiful nose of black and blue fruits, ground pepper, smoked game, and bouquet garni. Rich, full-bodied, and balanced on the palate, it's a rocking Rhône-like blend with loads of character. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.
I have always wanted to make a red blend with absolutely zero rules, guidelines or designations attached to its creation. A wine where all varieties, growing regions, exposures, soil types, and vessels are fair game. Enter "TATs" our newest red wine, specifically designed to chase pleasure and deliciousness at any cost. Our first rendition is a mashup of All-Star vineyards farmed up and down the Central Coast of California. Some of these sites are coastally influenced, full of intellectual savory tones, elegance and juicy acidity. Other vineyards are planted in the warmer canyons and hotter inland microclimates, which exude fruit, density and richness. Blending warm and cool climate vineyards together brings tension and layers to the finished wine. A couple to rock, a couple to stock is always a good mantra.
Sporting a bright purple color in the glass this wine explodes with vibrant black cherry, pull and peel twizzler, and savory undertones of pomegranate seeds, strawberry tobacco, and cayenne. A pop and pour pleasure bomb.
Vineyards: White Hawk, Harrison Clarke, Kimsey, TTT, Portico Hills, Verna’s Vineyard
48% Syrah 34% Petite Sirah 18% Graciano
25% New French Oak. Aging Vessels: Barrique, Puncheon, Concrete Cone