Le Coeur, ‘the heart,’ is a fitting homage to a grape variety that, like Vigneron Pierre Seillan himself, is native to the rugged Gascon country of southwestern France. This robust and inky wine is produced from 100% Tannat that was planted high on the slopes of Alexander Valley in Northern Sonoma County. Pierre began cultivating Tannat here once he observed the similarities in this terroir with the foothills of the Pyrenees, where this historic variety flourishes.
After aging for over a decade, towering acidity balances the richness and opulence of this wine, bringing everything into focus and driving to a long, vibrant finish. Not many wines can straddle the world of opulence and raciness this well, and this vintage of Tannat does so with ease.
Winemaker Hélène Seillan purposely mirrors traditional French rosé production when crafting the Cenyth Rosé of Cabernet Franc. She dedicates a portion of the Bennett Valley Cabernet Franc vineyards specifically for this Rosé. In 2019, fruit was picked in the first few days of September to preserve the bright acidity of an elegant rosé. This aromatic, lustrous rosé shows a bouquet of ruby-red grapefruit, strawberries, and jasmine flowers, flavors of golden apples and raspberry alongside flowers and honeycomb on the palate.