2012 Pontotoc Valley Spring – 25.57 – Mourvedre – We have our chilled Valley Spring, perfect for this warm August day. Bouquet: grapefruit, floral, lychee, cream. Taste: medium body, rhubarb, grapefruit, strawberry, dried fig, a little sour cherry, nice mouthwatering acid. Sweet & ripe brambly fruit on the nose, more sweet, more dry on the palate. Nice acid & light dusty tannins on the finish. Some figgy overtones, but balanced and carried by acid.
2012 Pontotoc Spy Rock – 25.57 – Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Mourvedre, Tempranillo. Bouquet: sweet red cherry, cream, toasted oak, porty. Taste: medium body, red cherry, tasted oak, cream, soft tannins. Nose jumps out a little less, more subtle. Pretty expansive on the palate / nice cherry fruit from the Cabernet Sauvignon, with tangy acid, yet brighter Alicante Bouschet.
2012 Pontotoc Smoothing Iron Mountain – 30.57 – 75% Estate Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (Doss, picked early, 5-6 mo. oak), 5% Alicante Bouschet (Carlton Turner). Pie cherry flavors from Cab, dusty tannins from Tempranillo, juicy, lengthy. Fruit forward vintage. Mason County, Texas. Bouquet – red currant, cherry, raspberry, cream, spice. Palate – cherry, red currant, clove, cream, spice, walnut.
2012 Pontotoc Estate Tempranillo – 30.57 – 100% Esatate Tempranillo. More American oak, 5-6 months. Different yeasts, oak vs. tank – Classic cherry, tart plum. Clean. Mason County, Texas. Bouquet – red currant, raspberry, spice, pepper, bergamot, dust, vanilla. Palate – raspberry cream, resin, white pepper, vanilla, drying tannin.