GRANITE HILL VINEYARDS | WILLOW CITY, TX
BELL MOUNTAIN AVA
72% Merlot | Granite Hill Vineyards | Willow City, TX
24% Cabernet Sauvignon | Granite Hill Vineyards | Willow City, TX
3% Malbec | Hye Estate Vineyards | Hye, TX
1% Petite Verdot | Hye Estate Vineyards | Hye, TX
Alc. 13.3% | pH: 3.68
TA: 6.4 | RS: 0
Malic Acid: 0
Aging: 18 months in New French oak
560 cases produced
Enchanté is William Chris Vineyard’s flagship wine, having been made since 2008. It is named after the French word because it is more than just a greeting, it is more of an emotion, “welcome, please come share my world.” Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Granite Hill Vineyards has always been a part of Enchanté. The 2014 vintage of Enchanté is the first time the blend has been co-fermented with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, grapes which are typically fermented separately. Yeast consumes the sugars within the grapes at the same time, helping to marry the blend earlier and assure a more layered finish, specific to Granite Hill. The 4% addition of Hye Estate grapes was fermented separately and blended with the Granite Hill fruit to soften the blend.
Opulent tinting of black & red currants exhibiting rich notes of warmed blackberry in pastry dough. Lush purple fruit & preserved orange follows with tannins thickening as it sits on the tongue, building to mocha flavors and cocoa-like texture with a subtle hint of cayenne. Very cellar-worthy, it should develop nicely for the next 10 years. Enjoy through 2026.