Bright and zippy cherry, blackberry, plum, spice and herb flavors are prevalent here. They fan out to reveal additional hints of licorice and coffee. The finish is moderate in length and the tannins are well structured.
This 100% Tempranillo will linger with you for a while, a real thinking wine that takes time to reveal its power. Properly tannic—have a hearty meal at the ready—the St. Amant is structurally sound and yet concentrated with sweet notes of toffee, vanilla and brown sugar on the finish, its dark fruit both subtle and ripe. From the foothills of Amador County on a…
Either there’s some residual sugar or the high alcohol, 15.8%, gives this wine a sweet taste, or both. Either way, it tastes like liquified raspberry, cherry and blackberry jam, with a squeeze of chocolate syrup. One-third new oak adds caramel and butterscotch.