Yatir Creek 2016 is composed of Syrah 76%, Tannat 12%, Malbec 12%. The grapes derive from several plots in Yatir Forest. The wine aged for one year in large oak barrels (3,800 – 5,400 liters), which rounded out the wine without imparting pronounced impressions of oak in the wine. After bottling in February 2018, the wine matured in its bottle at the winery for a further two years.
Tasting Notes: Yatir Creek displays rich burgundy hues, with bouquets reminiscent of black cherry, black currant, cassis and roasted almonds. Possesses fruity, succulent flavors, offset by fine-grained and slightly salty tannins and a pleasant, tangy finish. This wine will age well for at least five to ten years.
Yatir Forest Vineyards 2016 Vintage: The winter was colder with more rainfall than usual in the Yatir region. This led to uniform and excellent awakening of the vines in the spring. The hot weather in the month of June attributed to the cessation of the growth at the ideal point in time, which also contributed to the development in the color of the grapes' skins. During the harvest season, the weather was pleasant, which influenced a bountiful harvest with high quality grapes.