Artesana 2017 Tannat/Merlot/Zinfandel Red Blend
This delicious blend is from the Canelones region of Uruguay and the Artesana winery does a masterful job of blending the country's signature varietal, Tannat, with Merlot and Zinfandel (they are the only winery in the country growing the varietal). The Artesana Tannat/Merlot/Zinfandel exhibits a deep purple, nearly opaque, color that foreshadows the wine’s depth and extraction. More impressive still is the wine’s heady bouquet of ripe black fruits, fig, dark chocolate and spice. Although delightfully scented with tantalizing in aromas, the Artesana Tannat/Merlot/Zinfandel truly comes to fore on the palate, where it offers plenty of mouth-filling flavors in the form of crushed black and red berries, bramble, chocolate and coffee along with hints of aromatic woods, all backed by ripe, sensuous tannins.