50% Granite Hill Vineyards Merlot- Willow City, Texas
30% Granite Hill Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon- Willow City, Texas
17% Hye Estate Vineyard Malbec- Hye, Texas
3% Hye Estate Vineyard Petit Verdot- Hye, Texas
Alcohol - 13% RS - 0.0 pH- 3.65
Malic- .2 TA- 6.2
Aging- 12 months in New French and American Oak. 78% New Oak, 22% Neutral Oak.
739 cases produced
Although 2013 was a challenging growing season across the state, it was also an exciting harvest at our Hye Estate Vineyard as the first substantial crop for these new vines was plentiful and of great quality. In this vintage of Enchanté, the mainstays of our blend, Granite Hill Vineyards Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, are complemented by our Hye Estate Malbec and Petit Verdot. The nose opens with aromas of cinnamon, pepper, sage, and layers of dried fruit that translate through to the flavor on the mid-palate. Enchanté is always an effort to blend lots of wine with a balance of acid and tannin that provide a pleasingly smooth, round, and well balanced mouthfeel. This wine definitely delivers that structure and body, with a smooth finish of cinnamon, brown sugar and subtle minerality that is the hallmark of Granite Hill Vineyards fruit. Drink now and lay more down for two to three years, which is when these wines historically really begin to wow us. Enchanté will pair well with a wide variety of foods, from wild game to classic Mediterranean dishes.