Kristie Tacey, winemaker and founder of Tessier Winery, is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking was her true calling and after working as operations manager and assistant winemaker at an award-winning East Bay winery, she started Tessier in 2009.
This Grenache Noir bursts with aromatics, flavor and good spirits displaying the dynamic volcanic and granite soil she's grown in.
Tasting notes: Warm spices, with rose jam, macerated strawberries, Italian plum, and orange blossoms abound on the nose. Black cherry, tangerine peel, tarragon, vanilla cream soda, and licorice tickle the taste-buds. A harmony of fruity and grippy tannins pull everything together for a long and playful finish.