The Expressionist is 80% Mason County Merlot from Robert Clay Vineyards and 20% Tempranillo. This wine was fermented then aged in a 250 gallon egg shaped flex tank. We are wanting to make concrete aging vessels in an egg shape, but we wanted to see first hand the effects of the shape on the wine. Compared to the same Merlot aged in barrels or stainless tanks, this wine came out with a creamer mouth feel and softer tannins because of the egg shape allowing a natural rising and falling of the gasses causing the lees to be stirred naturally.
Nose: floral basket, bright cerrries and spices
Flavors: strawberries, cherries, candied pecans with medium to light tannins.