Have always like these wines… and there was the winery… and just enough time at the end of the day for a last tasting. So glad we did…
A quick stop off at Joseph Swan Winery proved to be worthwhile. A small family owned winery. Rustic, lived in, work in progress winery…. meet the owners- Rod and Lynn, there to show you around and happy to talk about their wines. Took home several bottles. Just to my liking…. wonderful full noses, full body and fruity clean finishes…. and their descriptions
2009 Trenton Estate Syrah – Pretty aromas of dark red plums, faint bacon fat and lavender lead to a wonderfully full yet balanced mouth feel. The acidity is sufficient without being overpowering and the tannins are soft and round. While old for a current release from most wineries, our syrahs tend to develop a lot of additional complexity over a few years without losing any youthfulness. Good pricing at $32
2013 Matthew’s Station Tannat- This wine, at least according to conventional wisdom, has no right to be this easy drinking! Only moderate tannins, gorgeous bright red fruit, bright, juniper berries, pencil shavings, cassis, bright acidity and plenty of lushness. It is almost as if we threw in a couple of barrels of dolcetto or gamay! and for $30….