fbpx

2016 Blackbuck Antelope Merlot

$44.00

Varietal: Merlot 82%, Malbec 18%

Vintage: 2016

Appellation: Texas High Plains

The 2016 Triple R Ranch Reserve Merlot displays aromas of bright red cherry, plum, blueberry and a slight earthiness. The color of this Texas High Plains Merlot is a brilliant ruby red with a slight garnet rim. The flavor burst with red cherry, plum, blueberries and dried cranberries with a slight dusty, red clay edge. The finish is smooth with silky tannins and a refined mid-palate.

Description

2016 Blackbuck Antelope Merlot

2016 Blackbuck Antelope Merlot was born from a shared passion of enjoying fine wine and cigars!  This is a cigar lovers red that pairs beautifully with a fine cigar or smoked meats!  Aged in French Oak Barrels this Texas High Plains red retains the Merlot character while showing quality oak integration of flavor!  Our medium-bodied Merlot displays rich aromas of dried cherry, cedar, and dried tobacco with enticing flavors of plum, blueberries, and coffee.  This Merlot possesses well-balanced acidity and beautifully integrated tannins, creating complexity and structure.  The adventure of racing alongside the blackbuck antelope herd before settling in for a glass of wine at the winery makes a visit to the Triple R Ranch and Winery one of Texas’ most hidden treasures!

Appellation: Texas High Plains

Aging: 13.5 Months Stainless Steel Tanks plus 4.5 Months French Oak Barrels

Look: Day-bright ruby garnet with slight garnet rim

Smell: Aromas of bright red cherry, plum, blueberry, and a slight earthiness

Taste: The palate bursts with flavor of red cherry, plum, blueberries and dried cranberries with a slight dusty, red clay edge. The finish is smooth with silky tannins and a refined mid-palate.

Legend Of The Ranch Story: Home, Home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play! Over 20 years ago, the Blackbuck Antelope first graced the open fields of the Triple R Ranch and Winery with their beauty and playfulness. Though native to India, Blackbuck Antelope were brought to the ranch alongside several other exotics.  This species and its herd creates a thrill like no other for visitors. Guests can indulge in a slow and steady guided ATV tour across the vast acreage and winding trails among thick forests emerging to open meadows where the Triple R Ranch antelope play. The timid Blackbuck herd is instantaneously alarmed by onlookers and immediately leap away in magnificent and graceful beauty at high rate speeds over 50 miles per hour. The adventure of racing alongside this herd before settling in for a glass of wine at the winery makes a visit to the Triple R Ranch and Winery one of Texas’ most hidden treasures!

Additional information

Collection

The Ranch Wines Collection

Style

Red

Varietal

Merlot

Wine Body

Medium Bodied, Full Bodied

Price

$50+

Sweetness/Dryness

Dry

0
2017 Longhorn Shiraz