ABOUT THIS WINE:
Using 90% carbonic maceration, this blend is a summer red if there ever was one. Translucent ruby in color, crushed cranberry and red jolly rancher on the nose with hints of banana custard. Smells like a laffy taffy store in an old beach town. On entry, palate shifts to more red and purple fruit with high tone accents like twizzler and violet. Tannin is light as you would expect from carbonic, but the natural tannins in Nebbiolo give it more weight than you might think at first sight. Finish has pop rocks and baseball card bubble gum, but lingers with Nebbiolo style of Marciano cherry and rose petal. Throw this one in the fridge for ten minutes and drink it year round.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Tarpon Cellars was founded in 2017 by veteran winemaker Jeremy Carter, with the focus of crafting wines of distinction from Napa Valley. It produces single-vineyard wines with fruit from Shifflett Ranch in Oak Knoll, and one dollar from every bottle sold goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Georgia. Despite being a Napa Valley wine, Tarpon Cellars has deep roots in the southeast, with a distribution focus in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.