Skeleton Key IV
SKELETON KEY RED
Syrah and Tempranillo based Proprietors Blend
- Alcohol: 14.2% | pH: 3.74 TA: 6.5 g/l | RS: 0.0 g/l Malic Acid: 0.0 g/l
- Cases produced: 1318
- Aging: 20% new French oak for 12 months, 80% neutral oak
- Bottled: June 2018
In 2010, a skeleton key found on the vineyard estate became the inspiration behind this label. This wine unlocks the flavors of William Chris Vineyards and Texas.
Stylistically, this wine showcases a different approach to the traditional William Chris wine. Skeleton Key gives the winemakers the chance to express themselves creatively using more blending techniques and oak aging, thus defining an approachable introduction to Texas wine. In addition, the variety of grapes used in this blend translates to greater production capability and allows William Chris to further support Texas farmers.
Blueberry and baked plum aromas are dusted with cinnamon on the nose. More blueberry on the palate is joined by blackberry, black plum and vanilla. The tannins are boisterous and gritty, offering structure and lingering through the finish with soft blue fruits and spice. - Fiona Adams, Wine Enthusiast