John’s February Pick of the Month

By Posted on Feb 18 2010 | By





The Tannat grape hails from southwest France and is not often seen in Virginia. And while it’s hard to find, winemaker Mike Heny produced a solid rendition in 2002 that’s worth tracking down. This full bodied and tannic red is almost black in color, exuding lots of robust smoke, tar, plum and raspberry on both the nose and palate, and closing with a lingering finish. A charcoal grilled filet mignon would be quite content nestled next to a glass of this hearty red. Drink now through 2013.

Horton Cellars is located at 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA. Opened daily, year-round, from 10 am to 5 pm. (540) 832-7449. www.hv.com.

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