Granite Hill Vineyards, Bell Mountain AVA
61% Merlot | Granite Hill Vineyards | Willow City, Texas
36% Cabernet Sauvignon | Granite Hill Vineyards | Willow City, Texas
3% Petit Verdot | Hye Estate Vineyard | Hye, Texas
Alcohol: 12.3% | pH: 3.73
TA: 6.2 g/l | RS: 0.0 g/l
Malic Acid: 0.0 g/l
Aging: 16 months 30% New French Oak
Soil Characteristics: decomposed granite over sandstone, middle hickory, rich in iron (Granite Hill Vineyards)
Each year, Enchanté (the first wine Bill and Chris created together) proves to be a testament to the high-quality fruit that the Texas terroir can produce. In 2016, heavy rains delayed the ripening of the fruit and it proved to be a difficult harvest.
Despite the less than perfect growing season, the winemaking team, led by Chris, was not deterred and took on the challenge of the 2016 harvest overcoming the difficulties and creating another vintage of our flagship red that will inspire you.
Aromas of bramble fruit, violets and plum touch the nose, while well-structured tannins with notes of dark cherry and mocha with a hint of black pepper paint the palate.
Drinkability: Now through 2023