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 create 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 of 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!