Pheasant’s Tears Shavkapito

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“Pheasant’s Tears is a winery derived from the passion of American ex-pat painter John Wurdeman and the long vine growing tradition of Georgian winemaker Gela Patalishvili. The 2014 Pheasant’s Tears Shavkapito hails from Kartali in the eastern part of the country. The robe is a dark violet color though the wine is light-bodied. On the nose there are aromas of blackcurrant, wet iron, woody herbs, and a smokiness reminiscent of a campfire made with driftwood. The palate has a granular texture with substantial tannins, which gives way to flavors of black plum skin, game, black peppercorn, and savory, smoky, medicinal, amaro-like notes evocative of gentian. The tannic profile, which one could perhaps place between Nebbiolo and Baga, works in the context of the fruit and other flavors, if only for the frankness of the expression of the grape–no wood, no polish, no artifice, just grape and earth. And while this may be viewed as rough-hewn compared to the lapidary quality of more technological winemaking, the wine is intriguing and worthy of exploration by the adventurous drinker. With the tannic and savory quality of this wine, I’d think this is a red which will shine with heartier, strongly-flavored fare, such as lamb shoulder, stews, grilled game, or variety meats.” John McIlwain

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