Y. Rousseau 2017 Son of a Butcher
Son Of a Butcher shows the softer side of Yannick's favorite red grape - Tannat - and its amazing potential as a blending variety. The deep, dark, spicy bouquet revolves around blackberries, white pepper, plums, violets, dry leaves with notes of licorice and roasted coffee. Supple and full-bodied, it's an unmistakable California resident, rich and with youthful vibe, but the one who doesn't forget its French heritage. Aged for 18 months in 15% new and 85% neutral French oak barrels.
Blend: 45% Tannat 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc
About Y. Rousseau:
Originally from Gascony, France to a son of a butcher, Yannick Rousseau puts the heart of Gascon into his wines, bringing together his passions of time, place, and the elements to produce wines that stand out in the market.